First LED-Based Data Front Projector From Samsung And Luminus Devices

Luminus Devices,
Inc., developer and manufacturer of high light output, “Big Chip”
PhlatLight LEDs, today announced that its PhlatLight LED PT-120 is the
light source in Samsung’s new XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) LED data
projector. It is the projection display industry’s first LED-powered
data projector. Today, PhlatLight LEDs are the solid-state light source
of choice across all projection technologies, including 3LCD, DLP and
LCOS.

The new Samsung LED data
projector marks a milestone in the industry by validating that LEDs
will start replacing conventional arc lamps in mainstream front
projectors used in business, education and commercial applications.
This market is forecasted by market research company Pacific Media
Associates, Inc., to be in excess of 6 million units in 2010. LEDs are
a compelling light source for front projectors since their high
reliability eliminates the need for expensive lamp replacement, which
typically ranges from $250 to $400 including parts and labor. This
drives down the total cost of ownership and reduces the administrative
burden to manage stocks of replacement lamps and disposal of used
lamps.


“Samsung’s new LED data projector is a great illustration of how
Luminus works in close partnership with its customers to create a new
multi-million unit market for PhlatLight LEDs and demonstrates that our
unique large chip technology is a great fit for mainstream data
projectors,” said Keith T.S. Ward, CEO, Luminus Devices. “In today’s
challenging economic landscape, the marketplace is asking for
affordable, long-lasting, lower total cost of ownership projectors in
the business and education markets. Luminus and Samsung are fulfilling
this demand while also creating new value for our customers with
next-generation technology advancements such as amazing color depth and
instant start and restart functionality.”


“Leveraging PhlatLight LEDs, Samsung’s new front data projector expands
our line of LED projectors for business and education markets,” said
Jeong-Ho Nho, vice president of the visual display division, Samsung.
“PhlatLight LEDs enable new features and innovation that customers
recognize and value while delivering environmentally friendly
products.”


Luminus will be demonstrating Samsung’s new XGA LED-based data
projector at CES, January 7-10 in Suite #577 at the Las Vegas Hilton.
To schedule a meeting with a Luminus spokesperson or for more
information contact Bill Keeler or Nicole Slein of Schwartz
Communications at (781) 684-0770.

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