DisplayPort Storms the Mobile PC Display Interface Market

Posted by at 12:00 pm on September 28, 2009

In-Stat expects DisplayPort to see significant adoption in mobile PCs, particularly as an internal interface between the motherboard and LCD panel. However, DisplayPort’s success in LCD monitors is much less certain, as LCD manufactures grapple with issues of backwards compatibility.

“We expect embedded DisplayPort to outpace DisplayPort ports in mobile PCs over the next few years, due primarily to the power reduction advantage,” says Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “Adoption in desktop PCs will be slower because embedded DisplayPort’s power reduction is not as relevant in wired desktops, and external DisplayPort has tough display interface competition. In LCD monitors, DisplayPort enables direct drive monitors, which allows the elimination of the scaler chip and shifts the graphics control to the CPU or GPU in the PC. However, this means the monitors can no longer display VGA, DVI, or HDMI signals without an adapter, creating potential marketing and cost issues for monitor vendors.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Shipments of DisplayPort-enabled devices will see a compound annual growth rate of 194% from 2008 to 2013, albeit from a very low base in 2008.
  • 2010 will be a very significant year for DisplayPort, as both Intel and AMD are scheduled to release next-generation mobile and desktop PC chipsets and platforms that support it.
  • Among the semiconductor and Intellectual Property (IP) competitors are: AMD, Analogix Semiconductor, Gennum, IDT, Intel, Luxtera, MStar Semiconductor, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductor, Parade Technologies, Realtek Semiconductor, S icroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

The research, “DisplayPort 2009: The New VGA or the New DVI?” (#IN0904456MI), covers the worldwide market for DisplayPort and display interface technology. It includes:

  • Examination of DisplayPort technology and applications.
  • Forecasts of DisplayPort penetration of mobile and desktop PCs and other product types through 2013.
  • Forecasts of discrete DisplayPort transmitter and receiver average selling prices through 2013.
  • Profiles of DisplayPort Silicon and IP vendors: Advanced Micro Devices, Analogix Semiconductor, Gennum, IDT, Intel, Luxtera, MStar Semiconductor, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductor, Parade Technologies, Realtek Semiconductor, S icroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

For a free sample of the report and more information, http://www.instat.com/sales.asp

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