HDMI-enabled product shipments to surpass 1bn

HDMI has become the interface solution of choice throughout the consumer electronic (CE) device market, particularly for wired CE devices. It is found in every digital television (DTV) shipping in 2011 and in nearly every HD set top box. 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. In-Stat 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 per cent 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, 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.”

Some of the findings include:
– HDMI device shipments will increase by 17 per cent annually through 2015.
– DVI device shipments will increase through 2011 before starting a slow decline.
– HDMI will reach 65 per cent penetration in the digital camcorder market in 2015.
– DVI will increasingly be pressured by DisplayPort in the corporate PC market.

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