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Top Display Manufacturer Selects TI's Power Management Technology for Large Panel Color LED Displays

Daktronics Chooses TLC5940 LED Driver for ProStar(R) Large Screen Video Displays

Jun 8, 2005

DALLAS (June 8, 2005) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced today that Daktronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DAKT) has chosen TI´s power management technology for the company´s ProStar® VideoPlus display systems.

Recognized as the world´s leading provider of full-color light emitting diode (LED) video displays, Daktronics is currently designing with TI´s recently introduced TLC5940 16-channel, constant-current sink LED driver to enhance picture resolution, calibrate LED brightness, and improve power efficiency of ProStar stadium scoreboards and advertising display panels. 

Daktronics ProStar VideoPlus technology uses the latest in red, green and blue (RGB) LED technology to present live and recorded video images, colorful animation, and vivid graphics with incredible brightness and wide angle visibility.

"Our customers continue to demand the latest technology to improve their audience's visual display experience," said Brett Wendler, Video Products Engineer at Daktronics. "Our close collaboration with Texas Instruments has allowed TI to create a power management integrated circuit that specifically meets and exceeds the power requirements of our LED display systems."

About the TLC5940

TI´s TLC5940 features industry-leading channel-to-channel and chip-to-chip accuracy, improving overall display quality. Each channel on the integrated circuit (IC) has individually adjustable 12-bit grayscale pulse width modulation (PWM) control which enhances color resolution. In addition, the device includes six-bit dot correction functionality which compensates for the brightness variations between individual LEDs in the system. Dot correction data is stored inside the TLC5940´s integrated EEPROM. See: www.ti.com/sc05076a

About Daktronics, Inc.

Daktronics has scoring and display equipment operating at hundreds of professional, collegiate and high school sports venues nationwide. The company has strong leadership positions in, and is one of the world´s largest suppliers of, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, and large screen video display and control systems. Daktronics is recognized as the world´s leading provider of full-color LED video displays, with more than 1,500 video displays sold and installed. The company excels in the control of large display systems, including those that require integration of complex multiple displays showing real time information, graphics, animation and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world in sport, business and transportation applications. For more information, visit www.daktronics.com.

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