Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Will Surpass 80% Penetration of Mobile PC Market by 2014

Monday, March 7th, 2011
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With VGA and LVDS finally facing a phase-out over the next 2 to 4 years, DisplayPort and HDMI will ultimately be the only display interfaces left. Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) will become the primary internal connection for mobile PCs. As a result In-Stat forecasts that eDP will have an over 80% penetration into the mobile PC market by 2014.

“Samsung Electronics has been shipping eDP-enabled notebook panels since March 2010 and Apple has an entire mobile PC line with external DisplayPort, as well as some models with eDP,” says Brian O’Rourke, Principal Analyst. “There are some problems with eDP. Since the technology is not widely available, the cost is high in comparison to LVDS, but that will diminish over time with greater adoption.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • DisplayPort is easy to integrate because it’s fully digital. In-Stat expects all high-volume applications will integrate it rapidly.
  • 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.
  • Internal DisplayPort (iDP) is expected to begin the process of replacing LVDS in digital televisions in late 2011.
  • External DisplayPort device shipments will see a CAGR of over 100% from 2009 to 2014.

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 ASPs
  • 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, epotter@in-stat.com; (480) 483-4441.