According to In-Stat, DisplayPort and HDMI will be the only display interfaces left because VGA and LVDS will be phased out in the next two to four years. Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) will become the primary internal connection for mobile PCs. In-Stat expects eDP will have over 80% penetration into the mobile PC market by 2014.
In-Stat DisplayPort Research Results
- Samsung Electronics has been shipping eDP-enabled notebook panels since March 2010
- Apple has an entire mobile PC line with external DisplayPort (some models with eDP)
- eDP cost is high in comparison to LVDS because the technology is not widely available
- With greater adoption, prices will drop over time
- 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 features 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
The research report, DisplayPort: DP, eDP, and iDP Set to Change Display and PC Landscapes (#IN1104687MI), is available for $3,495 (US). It 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.