PC Companies, Chip Makers Move to Support Digital Display Technology
Dec 10, 2010, 21:04 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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