DisplayPort device shipments to reach 400 million in 2014

DisplayPort device shipments will reach 400 million
in 2014.  Introduced in 2008, eDP is designed to replace LVDS within
mobile PCs and all-in-one (AIO) desktop PCs.

eDP received a major boost in December 2010, when
Intel and AMD announced that they were ending support for VGA and low-voltage
differential signaling (LVDS).

DisplayPort is the first display interface to rely
on packetized data transmission similar to other data communication protocols
such as Ethernet, USB, and PCI Express. DisplayPort consists of
three separate but related standards: the external DisplayPort interface, as
well as two internal interfaces embedded DisplayPort (eDP) used in mobile PCs
and internal DisplayPort (iDP) used in digital televisions. The external
DisplayPort interfaceprimarily connects PCs to monitors.

“Apple has been most aggressive in including
DisplayPort-compatible connectors on desktop and mobile PCs in 2010 & 2011
through its adoption of the Thunderbolt port,” said Brian O’Rourke, research
director of In-Stat. 

“PC monitor OEMshave been less aggressive, due to
cost constraints, but Dell, HP, and Apple have been among the leaders in
DisplayPort adoption in monitors,” O’Rourke added.

In addition to its support of external DisplayPort, Apple has also
supported eDP in its notebook PCs since 2010.

The report also forecasts that first design-ins for
internal DisplayPort have been pushed out from 2011 to 2012. Internal
DisplayPort will surpass a 9 percent penetration of the total consumer
electronics market in 2015 and External DisplayPort’s main markets will be PCs
and monitors.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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