In-Stat: DVI Interface Will Fade Rapidly by 2011

The DVI interface, popular for years on computer and some TV displays will decline sharply in its device shipments, from 112 million in 2007 to just 3 million in 2011, according to research released by In-Stat on Monday. HDMI and DisplayPort will replace it.

"HDMI?s success continues to be enormous, especially in the Consumer Electronics (CE) segment," said Brian O?Rourke, In-Stat analyst. "Close to 90% of digital television (DTV) shipments in 2007 are expected to include HDMI. In addition, HDMI penetration of large markets such as set top boxes continues to increase."

Research by In-Stat found the following:

  • 143 million HDMI-enabled devices will ship in 2007.
  • DVI-enabled device shipments will decline sharply through 2011, due primarily to competition from DisplayPort.
  • Several PC original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) released HDMI-enabled mediacentric notebook PCs in 2007, including Toshiba, Sony and Hewlett-Packard.

DisplayPort is a new interface standard that is used primarily to connect a computer to its dispay or a computer to a home theater system. It is a competitor to HDMI and, like HDMI, also includes HDCP. It is supported by AMD, Intel, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and others.