Digital interfaces: DVI on decline as HDMI and DisplayPort use grows

Use of the digital visual interface, better known as DVI, will begin a steep decline in 2008 as it faces strong competition from other technologies like the high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and the DisplayPort standard in the PC market, reports market research In-Stat in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Use of the digital visual interface, better known as DVI, will begin a steep decline in 2008 as it faces strong competition from other technologies like the high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and the DisplayPort standard in the PC market, reports market research In-Stat in Scottsdale, Ariz.

DVI and HDMI are related, high-bandwidth, unidirectional, uncompressed digital interface standards.

DVI will decline from 112 million device shipments in 2007 to 3 million device shipments in 2011, In-Stat analysts say. At the same time, 143 million HDMI-enabled devices will ship in 2007.

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“HDMI’s success continues to be enormous, especially in the consumer electronics segment,” says Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “Close to 90 percent of digital television shipments in 2007 are expected to include HDMI. In addition, HDMI penetration of large markets such as set-top boxes continues to increase.”

DVI-enabled device shipments will decline sharply through 2011, due primarily to competition from DisplayPort, In-Stat analysts say. In addition, several PC manufacturers released HDMI-enabled media-centric notebook PCs in 2007, including Toshiba, Sony, and Hewlett-Packard.

In-Stat’s report entitled, “DVI and HDMI in 2007: DisplayPort Looms While HDMI Booms” (#IN0703809MI), covers the worldwide market for DVI and HDMI. It contains analysis and annual worldwide forecasts for the penetration of DVI and HDMI into 19 different applications in PCs, PC peripherals, consumer electronics, and communications devices.

For more information, visit In-Stat online at www.in-stat.com.

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