Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650

Sept. 26, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The SMU School of Engineering is sponsoring a lecture on DLP™ technology on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Blvd. in Plano.

The lecture, which will be held in the Windhaven Room, is open to prospective engineering students as well as the general public.

The lecture, titled "From Digital Cinema to HDTV: The Future of Imaging Technology is Here Today," will be given by Frank Moizio, manager of worldwide strategic marketing and business development for Texas Instruments DLP™ Business Products. Moizio will present an overview of DLP™ technology past, present and future.

DLP™ technology delivers the most accurate images in a broad range of projection and display applications including business projectors, home entertainment projectors, large screen tabletop TVs, video walls and projection systems used in commercial entertainment. DLP Cinema™ technology, which delivers large-screen images that are superior in many respects to film, is helping to revolutionize the movie industry. TI supplies DLP™ subsystems to most of the world's top projector manufacturers, who then design, manufacture and market projectors based on DLP™ technology. Since early 1996, more than 1,000,000 DLP™ subsystems have been shipped. Over the past four years, DLP™ technology-based projectors have won some of the audiovisual industry's most prestigious awards, including an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1998.

At the heart of TI's Digital Light Processing™ technology is the Digital Micromirror Device optical semiconductor chip. The DMD switch has an array of up to 1,310,000 hinged, microscopic mirrors which operate as optical switches to create a high resolution, full-color image.

Prior to Moizio's talk there will be an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about graduate programs offered by the SMU School of Engineering. Information about the school's master's degree and Ph.D. programs will be available in the Windhaven Room from 6:30-7:15 p.m., while information on the school's executive master's degree programs will be available in the Sunny Slope Room. Following the talk there will be an opportunity for prospective students to network with each other, as well as with SMU faculty members.

For more information on the Oct. 6 event, or to RSVP, e-mail or call 214-768-1403. The next networking event will be held Nov. 4.