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Syndiant Announces Contest Winner at CES

Monitoring Device Wins First Creative Use of Pico Projectors Contest

DALLAS – (January 11, 2011) –Syndiant, a leader in high resolution microdisplays for pico projectors,announced the winner of its “Creative Uses for a Pico Projector” contest at CES 2011. Austin Robertson’s unique idea to use a pico projector as a baby and security monitoring device won first place and he will receive an Apple iPad™. (see photo)

Robertson suggested an audio/video baby/security monitoring system which wirelessly connects to a mobile pico projector enabling the care-giver to see and hear the child at any time. Robertson notes that the same system can be used for general security surveillance.

Paul Marganski’s suggestion of using pico projectors in targeted advertising hotspots that use embedded cameras to understand the user, then project advertising content appropriate to their potential interests earned him second place and an iPod Nano™.

“We are very pleased with the response to our contest which generated many out-of-the-box ideas, as well as practical uses for pico projectors. I want to thank all the entrants for their submissions,” said Mark Harward, CEO of Syndiant.

“At Syndiant’s CES private suite, our customers demonstrated an amazing breadth of real applications for pico projector technology such as set top boxes (Fujitsu), low-cost PCs (Marvell), head-mounted computers (Golden-i™ by Motorola/Kopin), and powerful multi-media devices enabled by Solomon Systech,” stated Harward.  “Mr. Robertson’s baby/security monitor will soon be a reality as shown by Foxconn’s ia2bp wireless multi-media pico projector.  Additionally, pico projectors by Sagem/Philips, 3M, Aiptek, ACTO and AXAA were shown. The adoption of our products by these world-class customers and partners is validation that Syndiant’s VueG8 technology provides them with a leadership position in the rapidly expanding pico projector market.”

Exciting advances in direct green and blue laser technology by OSRAM, SORAA and Nichia were shown in VueG8 laser pico projectors. These lasers promise disruptive improvements in brightness, image quality, size and power efficiency.

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 offices in Taiwan and Hong Kong. For more information, visit