TI DLP® technology awards & recognition

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Dr. Larry Hornbeck during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on February 7, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.


The track record of innovations from TI DLP® technology has led to numerous industry recognitions and awards. With pride the following accolades have been secured by DLP technology, its inventors, Dr. Larry Hornbeck and others. This list does not include the many awards end given to products enabled by DLP Technology.

DLP technology has a track record of innovations

February 2015

TI Fellow Emeritus Larry Hornbeck wins the Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the invention of digital micromirror technology as used in DLP Cinema projection.

May 2014

Pittcon® 2014 Editors' Awards Acknowledge Innovations in Scientific Instrumentation- Gold Award (DLP® NIRscan™ evaluation module)

January 2011

SPIE / Photonics Media's 2010 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation – Finalist (DLP LightCommander)

November 2010

Hollywood Post Alliance's (HPA) 2010 Special Recognition Award (DLP Cinema®)

September 2010

International 3D Society 3D Technology Century Award

June 2010

Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business

February 2010

2009 Academy® Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) for color accurate digital intermediate previews of motion pictures.

May 2009

National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee (Larry J. Hornbeck, Ph.D.)

March 2009

SID Display of the Year Awards (First Gen. DLP® Pico™ Chipset)

January 2009

Global Mobile Awards at MWC 2009 finalist – Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (First Gen. DLP Pico Chipset)

December 2004

IEEE names Dr. Hornbeck recipient of the 2004 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for his pioneering work on, and sustained development of, the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD), the chip at the heart of DLP technology.

November 2004

Small Times honors Dr. Hornbeck with its 2004 Best of Small Tech Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering and sustained technical contributions to DLP technology.

October 2003

DLP technology is selected by the National Television Academy to receive the Technology And Engineering Emmy® Award for "Pioneering Development of Mass-Produced Digital Reflective Imaging Technology for Consumer Rear Projection Television."

October 2002

Dr. Larry Hornbeck, inventor of the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) that makes DLP technology possible, receives the David Sarnoff Medal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

March 2002

Dr. Larry Hornbeck is elected SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) Fellow for 2002

October 2000

DLP technology receives the Technical and Scientific Achievement Award from the BKSTS (The British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society).

October 1999

DLP technology receives 'Golden Note' award from The Academy for Advancing High Performance Audio & Video. The award recognizes DLP technology as 'The Most Innovative Video Technology'.

May 1999

Dr. Larry Hornbeck receives the prestigious Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize at The Society for Information Display's 1999 International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition.

June 1998

DLP technology receives Emmy award from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Achievement In Engineering Development.

October 1995

Dr. Larry Hornbeck Receives Eduard Rhein Award

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