Collaboration Produces Dramatic Advancements to Enable New Display Products
Las Vegas, Nevada - January 7, 2008 - Luminus Devices, Inc., together with DLP® Products from Texas Instruments (TI), today announced they have achieved significant breakthroughs in brightness levels for displays through the combination of Luminus' PhlatLight™ LED technology and TI's DLP technology. The two companies will show prototype display systems and new products using their combined technology to demonstrate brightness levels higher than thought possible with LED technology during the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place from January 7 -10 in Las Vegas.
The collaboration of Luminus and TI has more than doubled brightness from last year enabling a range of new display products, including thin, high contrast, wide viewing angle TVs.
Among the prototypes being demonstrated at the DLP products booth at CES (Central Hall, Booth #8205) is a slim DLP HDTV illuminated using PhlatLight LED technology. The DLP TV, features a contrast ratio beyond 500,000:1, is ultra light and thin for easy wall mounting and due to the increased brightness, can use new screen technology doubling the viewing angle to match viewing angles of other flat screen technology.
"Our continual improvements in brightness have opened up a new realm of display product categories previously thought impossible with conventional LEDs," said Christian Hoepfner, vice president of products at Luminus Devices, Inc. "With the brightness levels we've reached with TI so far, we're on track to break the one thousand lumen mark this year with a front projector. This achievement marks a significant breakthrough, not only in terms of performance, but also in the creation of exciting new large screen HDTVs and home theater projectors."
Displays illuminated by PhlatLight produce a forty percent wider color gamut than the NTSC standard without the need for a color wheel. PhlatLight's unique ability to create pure, primary colors that are sequentially pulsed at speeds up to 48 times the traditional television frame rate, produces stable, accurate colors, and a smooth picture, with superior motion quality. PhlatLight LEDs offer significantly longer lifetimes than arc lamps used in most microdisplays, to deliver a consistent picture without fading. Since lamp warm -up time is unnecessary, the picture appears instantly at full brightness. PhlatLight -illuminated DLP TVs are also more environmentally friendly because they consume one third the energy of comparably sized flat panel TVs and eliminate the conventional lamp that requires repeated replacement during the lifetime of the TV.
"The high -brightness capabilities of PhaltLight LED technology complement the exceptional picture quality provided by DLP and give our customers more advantages to design innovative new display products," said Adam Kunzman, business manager, DLP HDTV Products, Texas Instruments. "These innovations ensure a steady flow of exciting new products and product categories for the future."
At this year's CES, Luminus is demonstrating a variety of consumer and professional display products illuminated by PhlatLight technology, including projection TVs, pocket projectors and large screen LCD backlight units. The demonstrations will take place this week in a private suite at The Mirage, located at 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment should contact Bree Clidence or Kaycee Roberts at 760 -940 -9025 or 401 -490 -9700
About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid state light sources for a variety of illumination applications, including high definition TVs, video projectors, avionics displays, and lighting systems. Its patented PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LED products are the brightest and most versatile solid state light sources available today and are enabling innovative products and applications never before possible. Luminus Devices' headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com and www.phlatlight.com.
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 to large -screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinema®). 75 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. 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 10 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.
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