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And the Oscar goes to…

The Academy Awards, now know as The Oscars with a name change in 2013, have been around since 1929. They are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and are presented to those with outstanding cinematic achievements. Although they hype is focused on Best Picture or Best Director, the award ceremony celebrates all those who have made significant contributions to the film industry.

Larry Hornbeck, a fellow at Texas Instruments (TI), invented the digital light processing (DLP) system for cinema projection. Hornbeck’s innovation is used in more than 110,000 cinemas across the globe and additionally, is used in medical imaging and 3D printing environments as well. DLP replaced most of the older film-based projection systems.  In addition to Mr. Hornbeck, the Academy of Arts and Sciences also honored additional former and current TI employees for their work on the DLP team. They included:  Harold Milligan, Steven Krycho, Reiner Doetzkies (technical achievement certificate) and Brad Walker, D. Scott Dewald, Bill Werner, Greg Pettitt, and Frank Poradish were recognized with scientific and engineering plaques.

BRAVO to our friends at Texas Instruments!!

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