Tablet Boom Drives Strong Demand For Texas Instruments DLP 1080p Resolution Data Projectors

 Tablet Boom Drives Strong Demand For Texas Instruments DLP 1080p Resolution
                               Data Projectors

Technology moves from home cinema market into education, business and beyond

PR Newswire

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2013

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Due to the increasing adoption of iPads
and tablets in the business and education sectors, Texas Instruments (TI)
(NASDAQ: TXN) DLP^® is experiencing a clear rise in demand for its chips which
enable economical 1080p projectors, a trend supported by recent data from
Futuresource Consulting, which predicts sales to exceed 300,000 in EMEA
(Europe, Middle East and Africa) and nearly 1 million worldwide by 2016.


The high definition (HD) 1080p resolution chip, which has been available in
projectors since 2006, offers a number of key benefits including:

  oEconomical solution – previously this resolution was limited to premium
    products and is now at attainable price points worldwide
  oTrue black colour accuracy – with a 95 percent aperture ratio, each of the
    two million plus pixels provides users with the most accurate and superior
    image quality available
  oUltra-fast response time – the DLP chip has an unparalleled 16 microsecond
    response time, giving users precise, razor-sharp images
  oLargest viewing experience – unlike other displays, such as a flat panel
    tv, this is capable of projecting images greater than 100" on any surface
  o3D-ready – plug and play 3D content from any source in any popular format
    using DLP-Link active eyewear that allows perfect synchronization

"The benefits of 1080p have long been known to the more consumer-focused
industries such as sport, home cinema and gaming, but what we are really
excited about this year is seeing the technology move into more diverse B2B
sectors," said Roger Carver, Business Manager, DLP Front Projection. "In the
classroom in particular we have already seen a number of significant
developments in technology used over the past couple of years, ranging from
the adoption of lamp-free to 3D and interactive technologies. We are committed
to providing students the best image possible in the classroom."

"According to a study we ran in December, 14 percent of children would have
asked for a tablet this Christmas – staggering proof of how much the
technology is taking hold of society, both in terms of consumers, like these
children, but also businesses," said Ben Davis, Futuresource Consulting. "The
widespread adoption of tablet devices across all sectors and resulting
increase in consumption of HD video content is driving a real demand for
higher resolution projectors in classrooms and meeting rooms. As a result, we
expect 1080p to be the next resolution to see strong growth in the EMEA B2B
projector market."

Futuresource Consulting predicts that over the next three years, sales of
tablets into institutional and corporate applications will more than double -
moving from an estimated 4,764,971 in 2013 to a 10,879,721 by 2016. Alongside
this growth, sales of 1080p projectors into the same sectors are also set to
soar from 35,618 in 2013 to 105,614 in 2016.

DLP-enabled 1080p data projectors will be shipping in 2013 from leading DLP
manufacturers. Select DLP customers will be on the trade show floor at
Integrated Systems Europe on the 29 – 31 January.

Additionally, to access the latest news, videos, images and other digital
content from TI DLP you can follow us on Twitter at @TI_DLP, and on YouTube at For the latest on 1080p projection from DLP
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