Your destination for optical MEMS news, solutions and trends
    • May 22, 2015

    Smallest HD TI display chipset wins big award

    It’s our smallest and most power efficient micro-mirror array that can generate high-definition (HD) projection displays. And now, it’s also award winning. Last week, Electronic Component News (ECN) announced the winners of the 2015 ECN IMPACT Awards for groundbreaking contributions in electronic design, and the TI DLP ® Pico™...
    • May 14, 2015

    Spot the difference between these windshields

    Last month, we celebrated the big debut of our DLP3000-Q1 chipset . Consisting of a DLP 0.3-inch wide video graphics array (WVGA) digital micromirror device (DMD) and DLPC120 controller, the new chipset allows for the development of an automotive head-up display (HUD) with the industry’s widest field of view (FOV) up to 12 degrees. While we...
    • May 1, 2015

    From crops to store shelves, the future is looking bright for near-infrared spectroscopy

    While they’ve existed for 60 years, few realize the importance of near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers for measuring energy reflected from or through various materials. NIR spectrometers help an array of industries -- agriculture, forensics, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, healthcare, and many more -- determine the molecular “fingerprint”...
    • Apr 23, 2015

    INFOGRAPHIC: From brilliant idea to the Oscar®

    Today is the final day of CinemaCon 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and what a week it has been. This is the fifth year of the annual event celebrating the movie going experience, and what would that experience be like without the TI DLP Cinema ® chip invention? DLP Cinema chips are used in more than 118,000 theatres worldwide, but it has humble beginnings...
    • Apr 16, 2015

    Here’s why head-up displays are coming to a windshield near you

    Adjust the thermostat. Change the radio station. Check the speedometer and gas gauges. Glance at the kids in the back seat. Try not to spill the coffee. Grab your smartphone to see who just texted. Oh and by the way -- don’t forget to keep your hands on the steering wheel. Clearly, the daily car commute is a dizzyingly complex task many of...
    • Apr 9, 2015

    Welcome to Enlightened: The TI DLP® Blog

    When I joined Texas Instruments in 2003, TI DLP ® technology was a projector imaging technology most people associated with movie theaters. There’s a good reason for that. Today, DLP Cinema ® technology is used in more than eight out of ten digital theatres worldwide, entertaining millions of moviegoers and providing filmmakers with...