Dip into chips
DLP makes projector chips in a variety of sizes. The largest, its cinema chip, is instrumental in all digital Imax theaters and four-fifths of all movie screens across America. Each chipset includes an image chip that manipulates up to 8 million micro mirrors. In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy Beam, which uses one of the smallest chipsets, has around 300,000 micro mirrors that turn on and off. Each minuscule mirror measures 7 to 10 microns thick, about the width of 7 or 10 human hairs.
February 11, 2013 3:46 PM PST
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