January 27, 2011 00:30 ET

External DisplayPort Device Shipments to Increase 100% From 2009 to 2014, Says In-Stat

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - In December 2010, a diverse group of major technology companies including Intel, AMD, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, and LG announced that they would stop using LVDS in 2013 and legacy DVI and VGA connectors in 2015, replacing them with DisplayPort and HDMI. This is the most significant announcement in DisplayPort's history, as it opens the markets for both external DisplayPort in PCs and monitors and embedded DisplayPort (eDP) in PCs. As a result, In-Stat ( forecasts that external DisplayPort device shipments will see a CAGR of over 100% from 2009 to 2014. 

"PC monitor OEMs have been less aggressive in adopting DisplayPort technology, primarily due to cost constraints, but Dell, HP, and Apple have been among the leaders in integrating it into their products," says Brian O'Rourke, Principal Analyst. "DisplayPort and HDMI will eventually be the only display interfaces left, with DisplayPort becoming prominent across all PCs, while HDMI will be found in consumer PCs."

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Growth of Internal DisplayPort (iDP), developed to replace LVDS in digital televisions, will be gradual, as chip solutions come down in price, and it compares more favorably to LVDS.

  • The new DisplayPort 1.2 specification makes significant improvements, including increased data rate, the ability to daisy chain multiple displays, and the capacity to handle bi-directional USB 2.0 data.

  • The Wireless DisplayPort specification, which employs 60GHz WiGig technology, will not be a factor in the market in the near future.

Recent In-Stat research, DisplayPort: DP, eDP, and iDP Set to Change Display and PC Landscapes (#IN1104687MI) tracks the global market for DisplayPort-enabled devices including; mobile PCs, desktop PCs, mobile PC docking stations, aftermarket graphics cards, LCD PC monitors, business projectors, digital signage, DisplayPort Hubs, and digital televisions. Annual penetration of DisplayPort in each of these applications is tracked through 2014 with forecasts for:

  • Discrete Transmitter and Receiver Chip ASP Forecasts
  • External DisplayPort Device Shipments by Product Segment 
  • eDP Device Shipments by Product Segment
  • iDP Device Shipments by Product Segment

For a free sample of the report and more information contact Elaine Potter,; (480) 483-4441.

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