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IBM Projectors by InFocus Now Available

Press Release  |  May 10, 2000

New IBM Data/Video Projectors Offer Leading-Edge Technology for Complete Presentation Solutions

WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2000--InFocus(R) (Nasdaq:INFS), the worldwide leader in data/video projection, today announced the general availability of IBM (NYSE:IBM) projectors manufactured by InFocus.

The three IBM projectors, based on InFocus' award-winning technology and design, are available through some of the largest North American PC wholesale distributors including Ingram Micro, Merisel and Tech Data. The widespread availability of IBM projectors, a key tool for many businesses, provides IBM customers with a line of projectors that meet their needs for industry-leading technology solutions. This collaboration with IBM represents InFocus' commitment to grow the projector category by extending its reach to a larger group of notebook PC users.

"Growing the data/video projection category and popularizing the use of projectors for business presentations continues to be a priority for us," said Bill Yavorsky, InFocus vice president of sales and marketing. "We expect the IBM projectors to be very popular with our distributors and to attract new users to the projector category."

The three new projectors, the IBM iL2210, iL3120 and iL3230, based on InFocus' leading-edge projection technology, allow users to select between an ultra light personal projector, a versatile conference room projector and a super bright fixed installation projector. Each of the three offers a robust suite of features and two-year comprehensive warranty.

The personal iL2210 offers 650 lumens, true XGA resolution and Texas Instruments' DLP(TM)(a) technology in a small, sleek 4.8-pound package that makes the perfect travelling companion for a notebook PC. Also incorporating DLP(TM) technology, the conference room iL3120 boasts 900 lumens, crisp image and versatility in a slightly larger, 7.4-pound package for an affordable price. The fixed installation iL3230 delivers DVD-quality video, projects true XGA resolution and offers multiple connectivity inputs and 1000 lumens.

"IBM and InFocus both have strong leadership positions in their respective markets, and we want to be able to offer the rewards of their collaboration to our resellers," said Jodi Honore, vice president of OEM/hardware/technical products for Merisel's North American Distribution business. "By offering the IBM projectors by InFocus, we give our resellers a broader range of solutions to meet their customers' needs."

The suggested list pricing for the IBM iL projector family ranges from $3,999 to $6,999. IBM projectors are currently available to resellers from Ingram Micro, Merisel and Tech Data, and to end users through most PC resellers.

InFocus Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:INFS) is the worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing award-winning data/video projectors and services. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 1999 InFocus revenue was $390.7 million. The company's headquarters are located at 27700B SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9215. Call 800/294-6400 or 503/685-8888 or visit on the Internet. InFocus' fax number is 503/685-8631.

Note to Editors: IBM is registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Manufactured, distributed and sold by InFocus, Inc., official licensee for this product. IBM, the IBM logo trademarks and IBM trade dress are owned by International Business Machines Corporation and are used under license from IBM. IBM does not manufacture this product and provides no warranty or support for this product. Other names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

Please contact InFocus for questions/comments, warranty support or service related to this product by calling toll free 888/673-4300.

This press release includes forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and several factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to anticipated revenues, gross margins, earnings, and availability of products manufactured on behalf of the company, backlog and new product introductions. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements: 1) in regard to revenues, gross margins and earnings uncertainties associated with market acceptance of and demand for the company's products, impact of competitive products and pricing and dependence on third party suppliers; 2) in regard to product availability and backlog, uncertainties associated with manufacturing capabilities and dependence on third party suppliers; and 3) in regard to new product introductions, uncertainties associated with the development of technology and the establishment of full manufacturing capabilities, dependence on third-party suppliers and intellectual property rights. Investors are directed to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's 1999 Form 10-K, which are available from the company without charge, for a more complete description of the risks and uncertainties relating to forward looking statements made by the company as well as to other aspects of the company's business.

(a) Note: Digital Light Processing and DLP are trademarks of Texas Instruments.

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