Texas Instruments has just announced its latest DLP projector chipset, the Pico HD. The newest, tiny chipset offer HD WXGA resolution projections of up to 100 inches, and promises to be brighter and clearer than ever. So what does this mean to you, the consumer? Well, Texas Instruments is promising a host of hardware partners showing off their brand spanking new projecting wares. We don't have full details yet, but we do know that we can expect to see Acer unveil its HW300T pocket projector, while ViewSonic will show the PLED-W200 DLP Pico projector, and offerings from Optoma and LG to boot. We'll track them all down for you as soon as our tiny hands possibly can. And that, in a nutshell, is our Texas Instruments pico news of the day. The full-fledged, not in a nutshell press release is after the break.
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Texas Instruments Announces DLP Pico™ HD Chipset: Projecting the Future of High Definition Mobile Entertainment and Business Needs Today
Acer, Dell, LG, Optoma, and ViewSonic first to show DLP Pico HD products at CES 2011
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) unveiled a new era for portable High Definition (HD) entertainment with the new DLP Pico™ HD chipset. Born out of years of research, the latest chip to feature award-winning DLP Pico technology showcases stunning HD (WXGA) video and images on nearly any surface, with more brightness and greater energy efficiency than ever before. The tiny HD chip is the latest introduction of the broad DLP Pico family that powers today's most exciting and unique imaging products.
"The new DLP Pico HD chipset provides the ultimate combination of the best image quality in the smallest size, and is poised to revolutionize the worlds of consumer entertainment and mobile enterprise solutions," said Frank Moizio, Manager, DLP Pico Projection. "Never again will mobile professionals be caught without the ability to share their vision, as this new chipset enables the brightest projection products that can be easily stored and carried in a laptop bag. Even more exciting is that it opens tremendous opportunities in the world of entertainment - from greater than 100-inch HD video from the palm of your hand - to a wide variety of new entertainment devices that allow consumers to enjoy big picture HD experiences in a snap, anywhere, anytime."
Multiple manufacturers and brands will be at CES showing products with DLP Pico technology inside. Among them are Acer, Dell, LG, Optoma, and ViewSonic, who will be showing the first products based on the new HD chipset.
Acer: "We are pleased to have the Acer brand associated with the best possible image quality for tiny projection products," said Chris White, Senior Director, Acer America Corporation, "and are thoroughly excited about being able to achieve the brightest LED DLP Pico projection product in the market."
LG: "It is exciting to work together with DLP and their new HD chipset," said YE Kim, Projector Business Team Leader, LG Electronics. "With our new HW300T multimedia pocket projector with built-in TV tuner, we expect to maintain our leadership position through improvements in resolution and brightness, and a form factor that will best serve both the portable business and consumer entertainment environments."
Optoma: "As a leading supplier of DLP-enabled products, Optoma is pleased to work with TI to create the ultimate image quality in small CE Pico products, for a state-of-the-art experience with tools for both portable entertainment, as well as personal business productivity," said Maggie Lu, Executive Vice President, Optoma Americas.
ViewSonic: "We are excited to offer this truly unique HD product powered by the latest DLP Pico chipset," said Jeff Volpe, Vice President and General Manager, ViewSonic Americas. "Due to its compact size (easily fits into a notebook bag) and high brightness, we believe our PLED-W200 will be the ideal pocket projector for presenters on the go. Moreover, this product also serves as a high quality mobile entertainment product, so whether the user is viewing sporting events, TV, pictures, movies, or giving a presentation, it's all possible with our PLED-W200 DLP Pico projector."
The latest DLP Pico chip and its siblings can be found at the heart of a growing number of all-new product types. To experience firsthand the full breadth of new and upcoming products equipped with Texas Instruments DLP Pico technology, along with other DLP innovations, be sure to check us out at the following CES 2011 events, and visit our partners' exhibits throughout the show floor:
* Pepcom's Digital Experience! – Wed. January 5th, 7pm PT (Caesars Palace)
* DLP Pico demo suite – January 6th – January 7th
To access the latest news, images, and other digital content during CES about DLP Pico and other products from Texas Instruments, check out our online press kit at www.DLP.com/CES2011. You can also follow DLP on Twitter at @TI_DLP, and view videos on DLP's YouTube page, www.YouTube.com/DLPTechnology.
For more information on DLP products, please visit www.DLP.com.
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, Texas Instruments' award-winning DLP display technology has powered the world's top projectors and displays, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness to screens of all sizes. DLP's technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico™-enabled mobile devices, the ability to project images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra high speeds – an innovative advantage that remains cutting edge and ideal for current and future applications alike. The results are high-resolution, highly reliable, razor-sharp images, that even work with fast motion video. To learn more about DLP technology, 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.
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