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Syndiant Introduces Embeddable Display Controller ASIC for Pico Projectors

At a Very Thin 6 mm Height, Device is Ideal for Embedding into Handheld Devices

DALLAS – (June 28, 2010) –Syndiant, the leader in high resolution microdisplays for pico projectors, introduces its SYA1022 display controller ASIC for industry-leading pico projectors using the company’s patented VueG8 LCOS display panels.

The SYA1022 controller offers increased functionality, improved power efficiency and lower production cost in a smaller form factor. Syndiant’s display controller ASIC combines the control and frame buffer in a small 9x9 mm package so no external memory is required. Additionally, the SYA1022 supports all of Syndiant’s LCOS display panels, from 854x480 pixel, Wide VGA up through and including Syndiant’s industry leading SYL2061 1024x600 pixel, Wide SVGA panel. The SYA1022 is ideal for embedding into mobile and handheld devices such as cell phones and laptops.

“We have begun shipping the SYA1022 as numerous companies have been waiting for samples so they can reduce their BOM cost and footprint while improving functionality. Including the frame buffer DRAM with the new controller ASIC provides remarkable savings in cost and footprint because it eliminates the need for external DRAM. At the same time it reduces power,” said Mark Harward, CEO of Syndiant.

Syndiant’s SYA1022 controller ASIC converts video signals into an efficient format used by the company’s field sequential color LCOS display panels. It enables integration into a wide array of pico projection systems due to its high level of programmability and interface flexibility in a small package. 

Engineering samples are immediately available with production quantities available in September 2010.

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 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.