3M™ LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE PROJECTOR FEATURING VIKUITI™ SUPER CLOSE PROJECTION AND SILICON OPTIX\'S HQV

3M has launched a new projector with an integrated DVD player, a 5.1 channel audio system, and exclusive Vikuiti Super Close Projection and the projector will feature the Realta HQV® processor for outstanding image quality.

Las Vegas, NV -(January 04, 2006) - 3M has launched a new projector with an integrated DVD player, a 5.1 channel audio system, and exclusive Vikuiti Super Close Projection will produce a 100" image from under four feet away and a 60" image from only two feet away and the projector will feature the Realta HQV® processor for outstanding image quality. The new 3M DMS 700 will be sold through distribution and be available in Q2 2006.


"The 3M DMS 700 will use the no -compromise Realta HQV processor which makes any standard DVD video approach the image quality of HD video. The Realta video processor maintains the highest quality graphics, fine text, and crisp video, thus offering flexibility and utility both in the home and in the office," said John Griffiths, 3M's Business Marketing Manager.

Realta "HQV Powered by Teranex" encompasses true 10 -bit video processing, full four -field motion - adaptive video deinterlacing for both standard -definition and high -definition signals, pixel -by -pixel temporal -recursive noise reduction, automatic multi -cadence detection, and pixel -based detail enhancement. It also uses the same video processing power -one trillion operations per second - as the $60k Teranex Xantus box.


"3M has raised the bar for this category. With its Vikuiti Super Close Projection, 5.1 surround sound System, the ability to produce a large image from such a short distance, and Realta HQV video processing, this projector is sure to be a home run for 3M," said Dennis Crespo, VP of Marketing, Silicon Optix.


About 3M - - A Global, Diversified Technology Company Every day, 3M people find new ways to make amazing things happen. Wherever they are, whatever they do, the company's customers know they can rely on 3M to help make their lives better. 3M's brands include Scotch, Post -it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch -Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti. Serving customers in more than 200 countries around the world, the company's 67,000 people use their expertise, technologies and global strength to lead in major markets including consumer and office; display and graphics; electronics and telecommunications; safety, security and protection services; health care; industrial and transportation. For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit www.3M.com.
3M, Scotch, Post -it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch -Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti are trademarks of 3M.

About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced programmable video/image digital processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company's products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array -based programmable DSP for digital video that can perform one trillion operations/second, enabling real -time pixel -by -pixel processing of HDTV; industry -leading and Hollywood -proven software algorithms from Teranex; and proprietary eWARP™ geometry processing. Silicon Optix's mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage, and display solutions, with an initial focus on large -area digital displays including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company's website at www.siliconoptix.com.


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