New DLP Pico Chip Brings Brightened, Doubled Resolution to Tiny Projectors

Over the past few years, pico projectors stuffed into smartphones and tablets have seemed like novel concepts with little real world application—yet. But the little projectors may finally evolve from novel to practical, especially with DLP's latest pico chip architecture breakthrough.

The new pixel architecture packs a 30% brightness increase and doubled resolution into a platform no bigger than the current generation. And all this comes with a 50% energy efficiency increase, to boot.

The platform is still sampling to manufacturers, so don't expect to see any products before "the end of the year." With all the potential these chips hold, though, it's worth the wait. [Press Release]