Larry J. Hornbeck


Larry J. Hornbeck
Associated organizations
Texas Instruments
Fields of study
Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, David Sarnoff Medal Award


Dr. Larry J. Hornbeck, a TI Fellow and an employee of Texas Instruments since 1973, invented the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) in 1987 and led its development. A microchip that enables all-digital, source-to-eye projection, the DMD revolutionized projection displays. Thanks to its small size, high brightness and exceptional image fidelity, stability and reliability, many of the world's top display manufacturers market projectors and big-screen TVs based on the DMD microchip for conference rooms, home entertainment, large venues, and digital cinema.

An IEEE Member and International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Fellow, Dr. Hornbeck has received numerous awards, including an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the David Sarnoff Medal Award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. The author or co-author of 27 publications, Dr. Hornbeck holds 32 U.S patents.