VESA Highlights Growing DisplayPort Alt Mode Adoption and Latest DisplayPort Developments

If you want to understand the future of digital-video routing, follow the USB-C connector — it’s being adopted by everyone from computer companies to tablet companies (even Apple). So, no more VGA and, potentially for high-end applications, no more HDMI. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced that, thanks to escalating adoption by OEMs and chipmakers, the DisplayPort standard is continuing to gain momentum in the mobile consumer electronics space. Much of this recent growth stems from adoption of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) that is supported by dozens of commercially available products to date using the new USB Type-C connector. This adoption is being fueled by the industry-leading display performance, robustness, versatility, system integration and interoperability that DisplayPort enables. Moreover, recent developments such as the completion and release of the DisplayPort Alt Mode Compliance Test Specification (CTS) and the establishment of the DisplayPort High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) Early Product Certification Program for video source and display products are expected to further ecosystem growth and drive adoption for these advanced technologies.

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, more than 110 million handsets and tablet devices have been sold as of Q4 2016 that include native DisplayPort, DisplayPort Alt Mode and MyDP.

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