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Syndiant Introduces Four Products for Pico Projectors

World’s First Wide SVGA 1024x600 Microdisplay and World’s Smallest WVGA (854x480) Microdisplay

DALLAS (August 31, 2009) – Syndiant, enabling consumers to enjoy a large screen experience in handheld electronics, introduces four products that support WVGA, SVGA and Wide SVGA resolution in pico projectors, while maintaining the ability to meet cost, power and form-factor requirements.

Three of the new products are LCOS microdisplay panels featuring Syndiant's patented all-digital smart panel VueG8™ technology. The panels are ideal for the embedded or stand-alone pico projector market.

The three new LCOS display panels are:

  • The SYL2030 offers the world’s smallest WVGA (854x480 pixels) microdisplay at only 6 mm tall with a pixel array diagonal of 0.21 inches and a 5.4 micron pixel pitch. The SYL2030 is intended for the high volume embedded pico projector market by enabling very thin (< 7 mm) optical modules that can fit into a large number of handsets and other handheld devices.
  • The SYL2041 supports SVGA (800x600 pixels) and WVGA (854x480 pixels) resolutions.
  • The SYL2061 is the world’s first microdisplay to provide Wide SVGA (1024x600 pixels) resolution for pico projectors. Both the SYL2041 and SYL2061 use a larger 9.4 micron pixel pitch to provide a larger active array size for higher brightness products using LED illumination.

“While high quality mobile content becomes increasingly available, the small size and low resolution of mobile devices displays limits the viewer’s experience,” said Mark Harward, CEO Syndiant. “We are enabling the pico projector market by providing the world’s smallest microdisplays with the highest resolution and the smallest form-factor.”

Syndiant’s fourth announced product, the SYA1012 ASIC controller, is an important advancement for pico projectors using Syndiant’s VueG8 LCOS display panels. It converts video signals into an efficient format used by the company’s LCOS display panels, which enables integration into a wide array of pico projection systems due to its high level of programmability and interface flexibility.

“We are seeing very high demand for our microdisplays,” continued Harward. “The previous generation pico projectors were limited by the microdisplay performance so they did not meet the threshold required by consumers. With our exceptional resolution, color saturation, and low cost, we are confident that Syndiant is providing the market with the right price/performance to allow the pico projector market to rapidly grow – at a rate much faster than analyst predictions.”

Engineering samples are immediately available with production quantities available in Q4 2009.

About Syndiant
Syndiant manufactures the world’s smallest and highest resolution light modulating chips used in ultra-portable projectors small enough to embed in a cell phone. Syndiant’s patented technologies provide a large screen experience in handheld electronics, such as smartphones, notebook computers, portable media players, video game consoles and cameras. The company is headquartered in Dallas, with a branch office in Taiwan. For more information, visit www.syndiant.com.