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DVI is Dead

In-Stat Reports HDMI Gaining as DVI Heads for a Slide

2006 Digital Visual Interface (DVI) technology continued to lose ground in the Consumer Electronics (CE) market to its sister technology, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), and is headed for losses in the PC market, reports In-Stat ( HDMI-enabled device shipments increased from 5 million in 2004 to 17.4 million in 2005, the high-tech market research firm says. DVI-enabled shipments are projected to reach just under 66 million in 2006, and then begin a steady decline.

“There are two reasons for the projected DVI decline,” said Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “One is that the recently released HDMI 1.2 specification makes the standard more compatible with PCs. The second is two new specifications announced in 2005, DisplayPort and Unified Display Interface (UDI), which offer higher bandwidth and simpler design than DVI.”

A recent report by In-Stat found the following:

  • DVI should be completely out of the CE market by 2008.
  • HDMI has seen its initial success in digital televisions expand into other devices, including set-top boxes and DVD players and recorders.
  • DisplayPort and UDI represent less of a threat to HDMI than DVI.

The report, “DVI & HDMI 2005: DVI Gloom, HDMI Boom, DisplayPort & UDI Loom” (#IN0502138MI), covers the markets for DVI- and HDMI-enabled products. A DVI- or HDMI-enabled product is defined as a device with a DVI or HDMI transmitter or receiver capability, whether discrete or integrated, wiring and a connector. The report includes annual forecasts for DVI- and HDMI-enabled device shipments by product segment and profiles of major vendors.

For more information on this report, please visit: or contact Erin McKeighan at 480-609-4551 or The report price is $3,295.

About In-Stat
In-Stat ( is the leading provider of actionable research, market analysis and forecasts of advanced communications services, infrastructure, end-user devices and semiconductors. Our insights are derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the value chain for each market. Technology vendors, service providers, technology professionals and market specialists, worldwide, rely on In-Stat’s tenured, experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions.

In-Stat is a strategic segment of the $8 billion Reed Elsevier global information network, with access to an expansive worldwide electronic network, extensive technology databases and well-informed personnel. As a member of Reed Business Information, In-Stat is a division of the largest business-to-business publisher in the United States.

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