PRESS RELEASE: Smaller than 4cc Pico Projector Engine Developed by Syndiant, Foryou Multimedia and ASTRI Labs
At a Very Thin 6 mm Height, Device is Ideal for Embedding into Handheld Devices
PROJECTION SUMMIT 2010 -- LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syndiant, the leader in high resolution microdisplays for pico projectors, Foryou Multimedia Electronics Co. Ltd. (Foryou), and Hong Kong’s ASTRI R&D Labs have produced an LED pico projector that is less than 4cc in volume and 6 mm in height, which is suitable for embedding into cell phones and digital still cameras.
Using Syndiant’s SYL2030 panel, which offers WVGA resolution (854x480 pixel) in a tiny (6 mm) package, ForYou and ASTRI designed an embeddable LED pico projector for handheld consumer devices.
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with ForYou and ASTRI,” said Mark Harward, CEO of Syndiant. “The SYL2030 member of our VueG8 family of pico projector panels really provides a viewing gateway that enables a large screen experience from hand-held devices such as cell phones and digital still cameras. With true WVGA resolution, this panel provides excellent image quality with vivid saturated colors, while delivering the low cost and power efficiency to be an ideal solution for these very high volume embedded applications.”
“Our initial product announcement with Syndiant’s 1024x600 pixel SYL2061 at CES was very well received, and we are pleased to announce our second endeavor with both Syndiant and ASTRI,” said Jefeng Liu, marketing manager at Foryou. “We expect our product to ship before the end of 2010.”
“ASTRI is proud to play an important role in delivering innovative products to the fast growing pico projector market,” said Kenny Chan, business development manager at ASTRI. “We are excited to see the commercialization of our joint efforts and to achieve significant milestones on additional pico projector development projects that we are hard at work on.”
Just 6mm thick, Foryou and ASTRI's 854x480 pixel LED pico projector is based on Syndiant’s 0.21-inch SYL2030 LCOS panel.
Photo provided by Syndiant Inc.
Foryou Multimedia Electronics Co. Ltd. “Foryou” is a venture of Huizho Foryou Group Co., Ltd. Foryou Group is one of the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of DVD Loaders and DVD pick-ups. They also design and manufacture automobile electronics, consumer electronics, LED lighting products, plastic molding, and Optical-Electronic components. For more information, visit www.foryoumedia.com.cn.
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI). Its missions are to perform high quality R&D for technology transfer to industry, develop needed technical human resources and act as a focal point that brings together industry and university R&D assets. For more information, visit www.astri.org.
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 will 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.
(First posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 19:13 EDT)