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PC Companies, Chip Makers Move to Support Digital Display Technology

Dec 10, 2010, 21:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.H. Kass)

"Chip makers AMD, Intel will drop support for VGA and LVDS by 2015 in move to accelerate adoption of HDMI and DisplayPort digital interfaces. Dell, Lenovo, LG and Samsung signal plans to promote digital display interfaces over older analog technology.

"Six IT manufacturers this week signaled their intention by 2015 to move away from analog display output such as the venerable Video Graphics Array (VGA) in favor of the DisplayPort and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) digital interfaces.

"Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Dell Inc., Intel Corp., Lenovo, LG Display and Samsung Electronics LCD Business collectively disclosed their intention to accelerate adoption of scalable and lower power digital interfaces and, for AMD and Intel, to drop support in their product lines of the earlier analog technology by 2015.

"The companies gave a number of reasons for supporting the newer digital interfaces, offering that PCs equipped with an HDMI interface more readily connect to consumer devices while DisplayPort is expected to become the dominant PC digital display output for embedded flat panel displays, PC monitors and projectors."

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