Leading projector chip manufacturer, Texas Instruments (TI), has displayed the latest range of products that use its DLP technology and pico projector chips this week at a showcase in London.

The US-based technology developer staged the two-day showcase event at London’s St Martin’s Lane Hotel and drew interest from across the whole of the UK technology industry.

Among the items of technology on display were a new projector-powered dashboard display for cars that blends traditional Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) – knobs and switches, to the layperson – with flexible touchscreen technology. The display created by the projections is able to follow the curved contours of a car dashboard.

TI’s Kent Novak said that the new technology was not only applicable to vehicles, but can be used in retail and museum displays as well.

The company also demonstrated its applications in the medical technology arena, with the DLP-based Veinviewer device, made by Christie Medical, proving to be of great interest to non-consumer attendees of the event.

Pico projector technology received major focus at the event, due to the growing potential for its use in items such as smartphones, cameras and wearable devices such as watches. TI has predicted that its pico projector technology will experience 100 per cent growth this year and hinted that a major announcement concerning a wearable technology product featuring TI chips may well be happening in the coming weeks.