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DisplayPort Gains Momentum

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced that the DisplayPort interface continues to gain popularity with PC display manufacturers.

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DisplayPort Adoption in PC Displays Increases by 160 Percent

Leading PC Display Manufacturers Adopt DisplayPort to Improve Visual Experience for End Users

NEWARK, Calif.–The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced the organization has experienced tremendous growth in the number of PC displays adopting DisplayPort to deliver a better visual experience to PC users. Over the last 12 months, PC displays making their way to market with DisplayPort have increased by 160 percent, reaching 78 displays from leading manufacturers such as Apple, Barco, Dell, Eizo Nanao, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Mitsubishi, NEC, Philips, Samsung and Sony. Fueling the growth is the display industry’s recognition and optimism for the consumer market adoption and market saturation of DisplayPort, which is driving chipset, device and component manufacturers to replace legacy interfaces with DisplayPort.

“The availability of streaming media and HD-quality broadcast content over the internet means many consumers now demand a TV-like experience on their PCs,” said Bill Lempesis, executive director at VESA. “These trends are driving the transition to DisplayPort at an astounding rate. The momentum we have achieved over the last year shows that the industry views DisplayPort as the best interface equipped to deliver this experience on the PC. We expect to see this momentum escalate even faster as the display manufacturers begin to take advantage of DisplayPort’s advanced features.”

VESA’s DisplayPort Standard is a simple, high-bandwidth interface designed to enable features not available with other electronic connections, delivering true digital imaging and audio through a single cable. DisplayPort is designed to work across the full line of PC components and also facilitates backwards compatibility with legacy interfaces including VGA, DVI and HDMI. DisplayPort significantly enhances display performance by doubling of the maximum data transfer rate to 21.6 Gbps (Gigabits-per-second), and increasing display resolution, color depths and refresh rates. In addition, DisplayPort now enables technology manufacturers to integrate numerous advanced features, including: multiple monitor support through a single DisplayPort connector; support for high-speed, bi-directional data transfer; audio enhancements including Audio Copy Protection and support for High-Definition (HD) audio formats such as Dolby, MAT, DTS HD, all Blu-Ray formats, and China’s DRA standard; and improved support for Full HD 3D Stereoscopic displays.

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About VESA
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is an international, non-profit standards organization, representing a global network of hardware, software, PC, display and component manufacturers committed to developing and promoting the electronics industry. VESA’s established track record of creating and supporting simple, universal and cross-product solutions for today’s video and electronics industry, such as DisplayPort, provides consumers with the confidence necessary to explore new technology standards such as multi-monitor streaming, direct drive capability and full HD 3D support without confusion or difficulty. For more information about VESA, visit