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TI DLP® Products Announces Scholarship Winners for Design of Next Generation Gaming Projectors

DLP Awards Three SMU Students with Scholarships for their Winning Designs

May 22, 2007

Dallas – May 22, 2007: Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the winner in a unique competition to create innovative projectors specifically designed with the portability, brightness and form factor with the video gamer in mind. The competition was a joint effort between TI DLP Products, students from The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University, a video game development graduate program, and Ignition, a design and product development company.

Trisha Swanson’s design, the "Ball" was chosen as the winner. As a result, Swanson has been awarded a $50,000 scholarship from DLP. Other finalists include, Dave Munkholm who designed "Tube" and Graden "Troy" McCool the designer of "Tower," received a $9,000 and $5000 scholarship respectively.

"DLP is committed to delivering innovations and enhanced display options for the video game enthusiast," said Lars A. Yoder, Vice President, DLP Front Projection Products at Texas Instruments. "This scholarship is an example of TI’s dedication to fostering young talent and we are extremely pleased with the outcome of the collaboration."

The three final prototypes, which first debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, were judged by a team of product designers, members of the gaming industry and representatives from SMU. TI DLP Front Projection engineers then worked with Ignition designers to turn the winning designs into working prototypes. Since their unveiling at CES, these prototypes have generated significant interest from DLP Product’s manufacturing partners who are working closely with DLP Products to finalize plans for deployment. While the exact winning designs are not guaranteed to make it to market, gamers could see projectors similar to these designs in late 2008. Manufacturing customers will determine price point, lumen levels and other specifications, but DLP expects gaming projectors to enter the market at a price point in line with other home theater projectors.

The extremely fast response and refresh rate of the DLP chip makes products that contain DLP ideal for gaming and sports, without the threat of image distortion or burn–in experienced by other technologies. The availability of DLP’s gaming projectors builds upon previous corporate initiatives specifically targeted at the video gaming audience, including sponsoring large format gaming with DLP Cinema projectors and integrating DLP 3–D technology into DLP HDTVs to bring 3–D gaming to the home.


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