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MOTIF SHOWCASES NORTH AMERICA'S FIRST LARGE-CAPACITY MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR HIGH-INFORMATION-CONTENT LCDS

 WILSONVILLE, Ore., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Motif Inc. announced the following today:
 Motif Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Active Addressing(TM) liquid-crystal display (LCD) technology, will give a "sneak preview" of its Oregon manufacturing facility -- North America's largest-capacity manufacturing operation for high-information content LCDs -- to electronics and trade industry executives attending a special facility showing today. Until Motif, nearly all of the world's LCDs have been produced in the Pacific Rim.
 Attending the day-long Wilsonville event are executives from founding-partner companies Motorola Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: INFS) and In Focus Systems Inc. (NYSE: MOT), prospective U.S. and Pacific Rim customers, and trade, business and local dignitaries. The event will include walking tours, an industry forum on Active Addressing and the LCD flat- panel market, and a reception with keynote presentations from Motif's Co- Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Paul Gulick and Henry Lewinsohn.
 The company, which was jointly formed one year ago by Motorola and In Focus Systems, will deliver Active Addressing LCDs to the global flat- panel industry at a time when today's $4.3 billion world-wide market for high-information-content liquid crystal displays is expected to grow at a projected 25 percent CAGR, according Dave Mentley of Stanford Resources Inc.
 "Just one year into our history, Motif is unveiling the operation that is expected to shape a whole new industry dynamic based on the price/performance advantage of Active Addressing technology," said Henry Lewinsohn, co-CEO and chief operating officer. "Motif's LCD manufacturing facility is designed to compete in the global markets and incorporates only state-of-the-art manufacturing processes."
 Motif designed the facility to be a model operation for producing Active Addressing LCD displays on a global scale. The company combined proven, advanced manufacturing processes from Motorola, with extensive LCD experience originating from In Focus Systems, to deliver high-yield and low-cost Active Addressing LCDs. According to Motif, the facility has the capability to produce about 300,000 yielded LCDs a year. Motif intends to begin shipping its first product to In Focus Systems in the first quarter of 1994.
 "In showcasing our manufacturing facility, we're announcing to the industry that Motif has taken a huge stride toward delivering Active Addressing LCDs," said Paul Gulick, co-CEO and chief technology officer of Motif. "We stand ready to redefine the standard for video-display technology."
 About Motif's Active Addressing
 Passive matrix panels traditionally use sequential signaling of pixels from circuitry placed off the display panel. While this makes a panel easy to manufacture, speed is limited because each pixel must be updated sequentially. Active matrix displays are able to provide the high speeds required by video applications by placing a thin-film transistor (TFT) at each pixel. But the panels are difficult and expensive to manufacture.
 Active Addressing bridges the gap between these technologies by signaling all pixels constantly and simultaneously, using integrated circuitry located off the screen. Instead of placing circuit complexity on the glass, it is placed in silicon, where it can be manufactured with much greater ease. The result is high quality, high speed and affordable cost.
 Motif is headquartered in Wilsonville, at 27700A SW Parkway Ave., 97070-9215. Phone: 503-682-7700.
 NOTE: Motif Inc. Active Addressing is a trademark of Motif Inc. Motorola is a registered trademark of Motorola Inc. In Focus Systems is a registered trademark of In Focus Systems Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Kevin Cornelius of Motif Inc., 503-682-7700; or Carli Ederer of White & Cromer, 415-274-8110/
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