HDMI Adoption Climbs, while DVI Slides into Retreat

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) adoption continues to gain ground across several segments. Meanwhile, the now legacy Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is gradually declining, reports In-Stat. Within the PC segment, HDMI made significant strides in 2008, doubling its penetration from 6.1% in 2007 to 12.3% in 2008. Mobile PC penetration increased 76% over the same period.

“HDMI’s success continues to be led by the consumer electronics (CE) segment,” says Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “HDMI has been adopted nearly universally in digital televisions (DTV), which account for the single largest HDMI application. The next big HDMI growth area is in portable CE devices, including digital camcorders, digital still cameras, and portable media players (PMPs). Vendors hope to drive adoption of HDMI into mobile phones, where the more than one billion annual shipments are a tempting target.”

DVI and HDMI are related, high-bandwidth, unidirectional, uncompressed digital interface standards.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • HDMI-enabled product shipments will increase at an annual rate of 20.3% through 2013.
  • DVI-enabled product shipments will decrease at an annual rate of 8.1% through 2013.
  • The industry has developed smaller connectors such as mini-HDMI and micro-HDMI to make the standard more attractive to mobile device makers.
  • The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), developed by HDMI chip vendor Silicon Image, is an attempt to create a standard to transmit HD video off mobile phones.

Recent In-Stat research, DVI & HDMI: DVI Declines Gradually While HDMI Rises Sharply (#IN0904457MI), covers the worldwide market for DVI and HDMI. It includes:

  • Examination of HDMI, DVI, and competing technologies.
  • Separate DVI and HDMI penetration and market forecasts segmented by 22 application segments including desktop and mobile PCs, mobile PC docking stations, aftermarket graphics cards, LCD PC monitors, business projectors, digital signage, digital televisions, SD DVD players and recorders, blue laser DVD players and recorders, audio/video receivers, game consoles, digital camcorders, digital still cameras, portable media players, and mobile phones.
  • Analysis of DVI and HDMI market drivers and barriers.
  • Profiles of DVI and HDMI silicon and IP suppliers: AMD, Analog Devices, Analogix Semiconductor, Broadcom, Gennum, Intel, MStar Semiconductor, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductor, Panasonic, Parade Technologies, RedMere Technology, Silicon Image, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, TranSwitch, and Zoran.