One of the issues that I've seen relates to the construction of the HDMI cable. Perhaps I just haven't been looking in the right places, but all of the HDMI cables that I've come across are very stiff and appear to put a lot of stress on the HDMI jack unless lined up just right. I can easily envision a surface mount HDMI jack popping off the PCB.
I'd be interested in hearing of any such failures in the field. Am I just being paranoid? Or is it an issue just waiting to show up when HDMI use on portable devices is wide-spread enough.
Other than cost issues, I often wonder why PC monitors still use DVI ( read no audio ) when the audio is often a significant part of the PC experience, and speakers via a separate audio cable are often built-in to the monitor.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.