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Texas Instruments DLP(R) Group Produces the First Wide UXGA Chip for Superior Resolution in Data Projection

Norwegian high-performance projector manufacturer, projectiondesign is first to market with WUXGA resolution projectors
DALLAS, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- DLP(R) Products from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) introduced the world's first WUXGA DLP chip for the WUXGA data projector that produces the highest resolution images at a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels in a 16:10 aspect ratio on the market today. This projector runs on DLP's .95 chip, a resolution that has yet to be offered by any of competitors of DLP(R) Products. This new level of superior imaging has become the perfect fit to enable projector manufacturers to reproduce widescreen computer resolutions.

"While 1080p has been widely regarded as the top shelf standard for resolution quality and use for video-centric applications like HDTVs, we recognized that select businesses could stand to benefit more with pixel qualities that surpassed even that of 1080," said Anders Lokke, International Marketing & Communications Manager at projectiondesign. "WUXGA is incorporated inside our F10 WUXGA and F30 WUXGA projectors. This was something that our high-end visualization and simulation customers were asking for and we are proud to be the first to introduce and to deliver it to the market."

WUXGA is a popular resolution for high-performance desktop monitors and notebook computers, enabling users to match their projector resolution to their monitor resolution. Some commentators believe that it may be the resolution of choice in many industries that demand the highest performance. With more color performance and wide-screen resolution choices, there is a growing demand for higher quality images.

Jason Brameld, Senior Audio-Visual Design Consultant at Mark Johnson Consultants Ltd in the United Kingdom has reviewed the F30 WUXGA projector from projectiondesign which incorporates the new Texas Instruments' WUXGA resolution. He says, "WUXGA resolution and the F30 WUXGA projector caught our eye when it was first shown by projectiondesign at Integrated Systems Europe in January 2008. It immediately struck us as being a very good projector for high-resolution computer applications and it offers more of a computer centric resolution rather than the more typically video centric resolution of 1920 x 1080 offered by the other major manufacturers."

We'd definitely use the F30 WUXGA projector for computer based applications and corporate use. It's ideal for software demonstrations as well as visualization and any application involving display of fine detail or analysis of large amounts of data. This we believe is more of a specialized market and is ideal for corporate companies who can utilize the more specialist graphics capabilities without the need for scaling to 1080 resolution."

The industry is continually migrating towards higher quality resolution. Laptops are displaying wider screens as fields such as scientific visualization, computer imaging and simulation markets are benefiting from WUXGA technology as well.

"We listened to our customers and heard loud and clear the need for greater resolution. We are the first company to market this technology and we applaud projectiondesign for being the first to unveil their F10 and F30 WUXGA series projectors," said Lars Yoder, vice president and business manager, TI's DLP Front Projection Business Unit.

More DLP manufacturers will offer WUXGA projectors in the future.

For more information on DLP and DLP products please visit http://www.dlp.com/. For more information on projectiondesign and its products please visit http://www.projectiondesign.com/

About Texas Instruments DLP Products
DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness to large-screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinema(R)). 50 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only HDTV technology built from a foundation in the digital cinema where it set the industry standard demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in 5,971 theatres worldwide. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 15.5 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit http://www.dlp.com/.

About Texas Instruments:
Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com/.

DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.

About projectiondesign
projectiondesign is a Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of high performance projectors for professional, business and consumer applications. Amongst its core markets are high resolution scientific visualisation and simulation, medical imaging, e-cinema and public displays. Demonstrating commitment to the development of the display industry, projectiondesign was first to market with 1080p and the more recent WUXGA resolution projectors based on Texas Instruments DLP technology, and the entire professional product range is warranted for 24/7 usage. projectiondesign is based in Fredrikstad (Norway), and has offices in Gothenburg, Singapore, Milano, Stuttgart, Bilbao, Bombay, Cape Town, London and New York.