Leading projector chip manufacturer, Texas Instruments (TI), has said that the rise of the use of tablets in education will fuel a major growth in demand for 1080p HD projectors.

The chip maker has said that the emerging trend is driving it to fortify the promotion of its DLP chip architecture in order to reinstate its commitment to the education market. Its DLP chips support both high definition 1080p data projectors as well as smaller mobile projectors.

A study carried out on global projector trends, by Futuresource Consulting, supported TI’s prediction, stating that the need and desire for flexible technology options are growing in modern schools.

Futuresource’s Ben Davis stated, “According to a study we ran in December, 14 per cent of children would have asked for a tablet this Christmas – staggering proof of how much the technology is taking hold of society, both in terms of consumers, like these children, but also businesses.”

He added, “The widespread adoption of tablet devices across all sectors and resulting increase in consumption of HD video content is driving a real demand for higher resolution projectors in classrooms and meeting rooms. As a result, we expect 1080p to be the next resolution to see strong growth in the EMEA B2B projector market.”