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Texas Instruments DisplayConnect(TM) Technology Selected for New DLP(TM) Technology-Based Digital Projectors From HP

Press Release  |  Jun 3, 2003

Will Be Demonstrated at InfoComm

DALLAS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) (TI) today announced that its DisplayConnect(TM) wireless component set has been selected as an option for the new HP Digital Projector xp8000 series. The capability, which allows 'seamless' wireless connectivity between mobile devices such as a laptop computer and the HP projectors, was jointly developed by HP, Margi Systems and TI, and features TI's OMAP and DSP technologies. The projectors are planned to debut at the HP suite at the Peabody Hotel, Orlando, Florida during InfoComm (June 3-June 5, 2003).

"We are delighted that HP has chosen DisplayConnect technology," said Frank Moizio, Manager of Worldwide Strategic Marketing & Business Development for DLP(TM) Business Products at Texas Instruments. "DisplayConnect technology contributes to the HP Digital Projector series by providing a connectivity capability which allows a presenter to enjoy the flexibility of connecting wirelessly but without the degraded capability and speed that has characterized many previous wireless products in this area."

DLP(TM) technology delivers the clearest, sharpest, brightest, most accurate images in a broad range of projection and display applications including business projectors, home entertainment projectors, large screen tabletop TVs, video walls and projection systems used in commercial entertainment. It is also the most reliable projection/display technology: its digital nature and excellent thermal characteristics means that its image is virtually immune to degradation over time, and it does not suffer from the 'burn in' that afflicts other technologies and impairs image quality. A development of DLP(TM) technology -- DLP Cinema(TM) technology -- delivers large screen images that are superior in many respects to film, and is helping to revolutionize the movie industry.

"HP and Texas Instruments have a long standing relationship delivering innovative solutions for digital projectors, "said Mike Brown, Future Product and Business Strategy Manager for HP's Digital Projections and Imaging Global Business Unit. "As more companies are looking to implement wireless technology, HP along with Margi Systems and TI are leading the way towards delivering the industry standard for wirelessly enabled digital projectors."

The HP Digital Projector xp8010, the first in the series, will deliver up to 2,600 lumens at XGA resolution, weighs under 13.2lbs and operates at 32dBA and is expected to be available in July. The HP Digital Projector xp8020 will deliver up to 3,300 lumens, also at XGA resolution, include lens shifting and be available by the end of the year. According to HP, the HP Digital Projector xp8000 series are the first projectors to offer dual color wheels, enabling them to deliver richer colors and multimedia viewing. With the optional connectivity module, the projector can be managed and maintained from remote locations.

Today, TI supplies DLP(TM) subsystems to almost all the world's top projection and display manufacturers, who then design, manufacture and market products based on DLP(TM) technology. Since early 1996, over 1,500,000 DLP(TM) subsystems have been shipped. Over the past four years, DLP(TM) technology-based projectors have consistently won some of the audio-visual industry's most prestigious awards, including, in June 1998, an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

At the heart of TI's Digital Light Processing(TM) technology is the Digital Micromirror Device optical semiconductor chip. The DMD switch has an array of up to over 2,000,000 hinged, microscopic mirrors which operate as optical switches to create a high resolution, full color image. For more information, please visit .

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at

Digital Light Processing, DLP, DLP Cinema and DisplayConnect are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other products and names may or may not be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.