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01/09/2011

DLP Spotlights Mobile, Truly Big Screen Experiences With Its Latest Pico Projection Technology At IFA

DLP® Pico™ enables new exciting, high performance products, including all-new devices from Acer, Nikon, Optoma, Philips and more

Berlin (IFA), 1. September 2011 —As the leading projection technology provider Texas Instruments DLP® Products is honoured to showcase its award-winning DLP Pico technology at this year’s ShowStoppers event during IFA, the world’s largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. With a selection of the latest products from some of the biggest consumer electronics brands, DLP is demonstrating a full range of consumer and enterprise applications and capabilities, made possible by the DLP Pico family of chipsets. New products include: the USB-powered Acer C110 laptop projector, a digital camera from Nikon (COOLPIX S1200pj), Optoma’s ML500 digital multimedia projector, Power Projector 2 from Mili, two new Philips PicoPix pocket projectors, and the Vivitek’s HD Qumi. Whether consumers want to host impromptu video and photo shows with friends, or need to display a presentation for easy viewing to a group of coworkers, DLP Pico technology enables these and other products to deliver high quality, big screen experiences that in the past may have required a full-size, standalone projector.

"DLP Pico technology has spread across the globe, and can now be found within dozens of shipping products and form factors from over 30 major and emerging brands," said Frank Moizio, Manager, DLP Pico. "Our goal with our partners has been to put innovative, usable big picture technology into tiny mobile products that make it easier to spontaneously use, share, and enjoy multimedia content – whether for entertainment or business or education – and create new, unique experiences. The products we are highlighting here at IFA 2011 represent a dramatically new level of performance thus far and signal trends to come."

"We chose to integrate DLP technology into our new COOLPIX S1200pj camera as it enables the inclusion of a Pico projector for high quality projection performance," said Nicolas Gillet, Product Manager at Nikon Europe BV. "Essentially, the user can simply connect the camera up to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod and use it as an external projector."

"Thanks to the DLP pico technology our new PicoPix pocket projectors provide perceptible enhancements regarding the image quality. The brightness of up to 80 lumens, rich contrast and color intensity will increase the experience and enjoyment of sharing pictures and videos", said Harald Pichler, Product Marketing Manager for Philips PicoPix at Sagemcom.

HD Projection Right In Your Hand
As the latest iteration of DLP’s versatile Pico technology, the Pico HD chip – first shown in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show – enables stunning HD (WXGA) quality projection with more brightness and greater energy efficiency than ever before, yet is as small as a few grains of rice. This cutting edge chipset is now in production and will be found in more than a dozen products from such brands as Acer, ASUS, BenQ, Dell, LG, NEC, Optoma, ViewSonic and Vivitek. No matter the form factor, from an ultra-compact notebook companion to a portable multimedia hub, the Pico HD chip allows for instant, high resolution viewing on screens even larger than 100 inches in size – from products that can be transported and positioned with ease.

To see DLP Pico technology in action, please stop by our area at the ShowStoppers event being held on the evening of 1st September 2011 from 18:00 at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds. For the latest news, images, and other digital content from DLP, please visit online IFA press kit, or visit us at DLP.com. You can also follow DLP on Twitter at @TI_DLP, and view videos on DLP’s YouTube page, YouTube.com/DLPTechnology.

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 in projectors for business, home, professional venue, digital cinema (DLP Cinema®) and large-screen HDTVs. Many of the world’s top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only imaging technology with a legacy in digital cinema where it set the industry standard demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in over 14,000 screens 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. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com or follow DLP on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TI_DLP.

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 design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

Press contact:
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Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
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Company contact:

Christian Thevot
Texas Instruments
DLP® Products – EMEA
c-thevot@ti.com

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