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A report from iSuppli predicts significant market penetration growth for the DisplayPort high-definition interface technology.
While HDMI has become the standard HD interface in the five-plus years of its existence in consumer electronics and computer products, iSuppli believes DisplayPort will be the likely successor the VGA ports in the monitor and PC market, thus giving it at least a decent share of the interface market.
"Both DisplayPort and HDMI will see healthy unit growth in the PC equipment space as more consumers jump on board the convergence bandwagon at home," the report said.
iSuppli expects that HDMI will continue to dominate the consumer electronics space but DisplayPort will take over the lead in the PC market after 2010, as OEMs move away from VGA interfaces and adopt HD solutions.
According to iSuppli, DisplayPort has perhaps its most significant opportunity in the embedded or internal-only video interface applications market, such as LCD TVs and mobile PCs, where a high-bandwidth serial interface solution designed specifically for such embedded display interfaces could find a home.
iSuppli predicts more than 600 million mobile PCs and 550 million LCD TVs will be shipped during the period of 2008 to 2011.
iSuppli forecasts that global shipments of DisplayPort-enabled equipment will grow to 263.3 million units by 2012, up from zero in 2007. Meanwhile, HDMI-enabled equipment will grow to 772.8 million units in 2012, rising at a compound annual growth rate of 32 percent, from 193 million units in 2007.
While DisplayPort will see some long-term success as a replacement for DVI and VGA interfaces in the PC market, as well as a potentially embedded interface replacement, HDMI penetration is already very high. With the release of HDMI 1.3, iSuppli believes this as well as future updates and revisions will maintain HDMI's dominance in the consumer-electronics market.
The report is at www.isuppli.com.HD Interface Equipment Forecast
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