TI's DLP Pico projection demonstrated in 2007, appears directed towards an interesting market with its DLP mobile chipset. According to Pacific Media Associates:
“Texas Instruments is making headway in an untapped market and appears to be forging a leadership position. We expect projection within handset devices to start appearing in 2009, in a market where significant volumes are expected over the next five years.”Projection would be a interesting feature on mobile devices sold to the corporate world. I would think that would be a logical initial market which could absorb the extra costs associated with any newly added premium feature. But there is great follow-through potential in the consumer markets, on handsets and mobile computers alike.
Along with projection integrated into multi-function mobile devices, the market for pocket projectors has arrived. Battery life, typically the bane of one's mobile life, will be a critical element of the success of these products. Or perhaps people will capitulate and carry a small AC adapter with them.
In any case, this is a great space to watch.
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