HDMI has become the interface solution of choice throughout the consumer electronic (CE) device market, particularly for wired CE devices. It is found in every digital television (DTV) shipping in 2011 and in nearly every HD set top box. But other devices will also continue to adopt the technology and by 2014 about a billion of HDMI-enabled products will be shipped annually.
As a result of current and forecasted level of penetration, future growth will come from other markets, such as mobile phones and consumer desktop and mobile PCs. It is here where its success will negatively impact DVI’s future growth. New NPD In-Stat research forecasts that the number of HDMI-enabled device shipments will surpass 1 billion in 2014, while DVI-enabled shipments will decline by 9.4% annually through 2015. By contrast, HDMI device shipments will increase by 17% annually through 2015.
“HDMI has become the universal interface for nearly all advanced CE devices, while DVI, although still significant in numbers, will have serious competition from technologies like DisplayPort in PCs and PC monitors. There is no roadmap for DVI to upgrade and AMD has announced that it will end DVI support in its chips by 2015, while HDMI adoption continues across a broad number of devices and markets,” says Brian O’Rourke, research sirector at NPD In-Stat.
According to the analysts, HDMI will reach 65% penetration in the digital camcorder market in 2015.