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Manufacturers Showcase New and Innovative DLP(TM) Products at InfoComm 2005

Press Release  |  Jun 8, 2005

DLP Front Projection Products Continue to Gain Worldwide Marketshare

LAS VEGAS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) (TI) customers today at InfoComm in Las Vegas, NV, are announcing and showcasing a wide range of products based on DLP(TM) technology, bringing the outstanding picture quality and high reliability of DLP technology to new levels of innovation. From a new category of vertical-mount projectors to portable, integrated Instant Theaters to palm-sized projectors, InfoComm attendees will see a new range of innovative and differentiated DLP products.

With a single-chip architecture and flexible and compact optical system, manufacturers are able to offer the clear, sharp and vibrant DLP image quality in innovative, ground-breaking form factors:

* Vertical-Mount Projector: LG at InfoComm will be introducing a stylized, flat wall-mounted projector that combines style and aesthetics with leading-edge DLP projection.
* Pocket Projector: Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, who showed a prototype version at CES, is introducing two of its 14-ounce, palm- sized projectors that allow on-the-fly projection. The standard and SD-card versions will be available in July for MSRP of $699 and $799 respectively.
* Instant Theater: HP, Optoma and RadioShack have introduced mainstream- appeal products that incorporate DLP front projection, DVD player, and sound systems into one consumer-friendly unit that offers consumers an easy and affordable solution to enjoy home theater, business, and education presentations. The Cinego is now in RadioShack stores for $1299 MSRP, and Optoma will officially launch its MovieTime in July with an MSRP of $1499.

"Manufacturers have really factored the size advantages of DLP technology into their product design and are bringing new and truly innovative categories of front projection products to the market," said Lars Yoder, Business Manager, TI DLP Front Projection Products. "This ultimately allows the excellent picture quality that DLP is known for in form factors that appeal to broad audiences within the business, education, and home theater spaces."

With more than 75 customers manufacturing products based on DLP technology, momentum continues at a staggering pace -- there are now nearly 275 DLP front projection products on the market. According to Pacific Media Associates (PMA), DLP share of the front projection market has reached 47% as of 1Q05, representing 11 consecutive quarters of market share gain. DLP technology has set a new standard for allowing innovative product development, enabling unique form factors, light weight, high contrast and brightness, and affordability.

Innovative customer products will be in display at the TI booth (#701) at InfoComm.

About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Texas Instruments DLP display technology offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color and brightness to large- screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinema(TM)). 75 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 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 6 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit

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