HDMI has become the interface solution of choice throughout the consumer electronic (CE) device market, eclipsing the DVI technology, shipping over 1bn devices in the next two years, say market researchers NPD In-Stat.
HDMI is found in every digital television (DTV) shipping in 2011 and in nearly every HD set top box, and as a result of this current and forecasted level of penetration, future growth will come from other markets, such as mobile phones and consumer desktop and mobile PCs. It is here where its success will negatively impact DVI's future growth. The research forecasts that the number of HDMI-enabled device shipments will surpass 1 billion in 2014, while DVI-enabled shipments will decline by 9.4% annually through 2015.
"HDMI has become the universal interface for nearly all advanced CE devices, while DVI, although still significant in numbers, will have serious competition from technologies like DisplayPort in PCs and PC monitors," says Brian O'Rourke, Research Director at NPD In-Stat. "There is no roadmap for DVI to upgrade and AMD has announced that it will end DVI support in its chips by 2015, while HDMI adoption continues across a broad number of devices and markets."
HDMI device shipments will increase by 17% annually through 2015 while DVI device shipments will increase this year before starting a slow decline with increasing pressure from DisplayPort in the corporate PC market.
DVI and HDMI: DVI Declines While HDMI Soars
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