HDMI Climbs, DVI Slides
December 1, 2009
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.: HDMI is gaining ground, while DVI is losing,
according to research from In-Stat. The group says penetration of
High-Definition Multimedia Interfaces doubled in 2008, from around 6 percent
two years ago to more than 12 percent last year. The number of HDMI-equipped
laptops increased 76 percent during that time, but its integration in TV sets
is what’s making it take off, In-Stat’s Brian O’Rourke said.
“HDMI’s success continues to be led by the consumer electronics segment,”
O’Rourke said. “HDMI has been adopted nearly universally in digital televisions,
which account for the single largest HDMI application.”
Both interface technologies transmit uncompressed digital video, but HDMI
incorporates audio and digital rights management as well. HDMI has become the
preferred connection type between TVs, set-tops, DVD players, PCs, game consoles
and so forth. O’Rourke said the next major area of growth for HDMI would be
digital camcorders, digital still cameras and portable media players.
In-Stat predicts shipments of HDMI-equipped gear will increase more than 20
percent annually through 2013, while DVI connections drop 8 percent annually
during that period. Micro-sized HDMIs are being developed to target cell
phones. A standard for transferring HD video from cell phones has been
developed by Silicon Image, In-Stat said.
“Vendors hope to drive adoption of HDMI into mobile phones, where the more than
1 billion annual shipments are a tempting target,” O’Rourke said.
In-Stat noted the decline of DVI two years ago, saying that DVI would decline
from 112 million device shipments in 2007 to 3 million in 2011. A total of 143
million HDMI-equipped devices were expected to ship in 2008.