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DLP Technology enables new generation of ultra-portable pico projectors from leading global brands

Press Release  |  Jan 7, 2009

Revolutionary DLP Pico(TM) Chipset drives new categories of portable projection for consumer and business use

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show - CES - Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) DLP(R) Products will demonstrate a range of new category products based on the ultra-tiny DLP Pico(TM) Chipset, delivering mobile projector solutions for road warriors and consumers across the globe. With production of the DLP Pico(TM) chipset first announced at Mobile World Congress less than a year ago, DLP has worked with top global manufacturing brands to unveil a variety of implementations for DLP's Pico(TM) technology including Acer, BenQ, Dell, Optoma, Samsung, Toshiba and WowWee.

"Last year at CES, we demonstrated prototypes of DLP Pico(TM) technology and this year we're thrilled to see the emergence of new product categories based on this technology," said Frank J. Moizio, Manager, DLP Front Projection Emerging Markets business. "The minute size, versatility, and incredible performance of the DLP Pico(TM) Chipset have enabled major brands to create products that transform mobile viewing experiences from one-to-one to one-to-many. With products ranging from notebook companions, to pico projection media players (PPMPs), to projection cell phones - business productivity and entertainment value have been enhanced in an incredible way, and this is just the beginning."

DLP's Pico(TM) solution instantly turns any situation into a media viewing opportunity. A coffee shop becomes a boardroom, a camping tent becomes a theater, and the hallway wall of the school becomes a backdrop for kids to share video clips and pictures. By projecting content onto practically any surface, you can expand your three inch screen to 60+ inches and broaden the viewable image.

DLP Pico(TM) technology is powering the following market leading innovations at N118 Central Hall 1:

Pico Projection Media Players (PPMP's)
-- Samsung MBP200: Compact and lightweight, the portable MBP200 can connect to mobile phones and laptops and allows users to project content with up to a 50-inch viewing screen. The MBP200 is a stand alone media player with an SD card slot letting users listen to music and create playlists, as well as project video, pictures or PDF, PowerPoint, Word or Excel files. Samsung has not yet announced U.S. shipping details on this product or anticipated price point.

-- Cinemin Stick(TM) by WowWee Technologies: Roughly the size of a candy bar, the Cinemin Stick(TM) comes equipped with 4GB of internal memory and an expandable SD memory card slot for easy access to your videos, digital photos and other media. WowWee has not yet announced U.S. availability or price details for this product.

-- Cinemin Station(TM) by WowWee Technologies: Combining big pictures with big audio, this little media center - merely the size of two soda cans - is a modern-day boombox, the ultimate dock for your iPod, iPhone, or other multimedia devices. WowWee has not yet announced U.S. shipping or price details for this product.

-- Optoma Pico PK-101: Smaller than most smart phones and weighing approximately four ounces, the Optoma Pico PK-101 pocket projector can turn any environment into a mobile cinema experience and even connects to your iPod or other multimedia device. The PK-101 can be purchased for approximately $399. This product is on sale in Japan through Apple stores and in the U.S. through and Best

-- Cinemin Swivel(TM): Comparable to the size of the Cinemin Stick(TM), this affordable lightweight micro projector uses a unique adjustable 90-degree hinge for ceiling projection - putting your favorite videos, photos, and more on display anywhere, anytime. The Cinemin Swivel(TM) will be available in Q2 2009 for approximately $299.

-- BUGprojector: This is a mini pico-projector module from BUGlabs which incorporates DLP(R) Pico(TM) technology to beam an image to a flat surface just eight inches away. With a native resolution of 480x320 pixels, stereo playback and a brightness of 9 lumens, users can project videos, photos and presentations on the go.

-- Acer K10 Pico Projector: Weighing just over a pound and comparable to the size of a pocket dictionary, the Acer K10 Pico Projector can be paired with Acer notebook to project your presentations. It is especially developed for business professionals. The K10 will go on sale this month for approximately $450 (299 pounds sterling).

-- BenQ GP1: Positioned as the ultimate on-the-go digital lifestyle device, the BenQ GP1 most notably stands out from the crowd with its integrated USB reader, enabling users to easily run movies, pictures, and office applications directly from a USB thumb drive without the need for notebook attachment. The GP1 will be available March 2009 through the BenQ e-store and other channels for $599.

-- Dell(TM) M109S: Akin to the petite size of a pocket dictionary, the handy M109S connects to a Dell Latitude notebook and is primed to be your superlative assistant during small group presentations and collaborative meetings. When the business day ends, play games and watch movies in a bigger way. The product is now available for purchase for under $499.00 through

-- Toshiba TDP-F10U Mobile LED Projector: Weighing just over a pound and comparable to the size of a paperback novel, the TDP-F10U Mobile LED Projector utilizes an LED light source to serve as your reliable presenter on the road. Information on pricing and availability will be released from Toshiba.

With more than 20 million units shipped to date, DLP scales to meet the growing demands associated with the laptop and wireless industries, among other categories. This announcement further exemplifies DLP's commitment to building flexible, reliable and inventive technology enabling manufacturers to bring cutting-edge products to market quickly.

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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 over 8,000 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 20 million DLP subsystems have been shipped.

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