HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) specification, today announced that more than 700 consumer electronics (CE) and personal computer (PC) manufacturers have adopted the HDMI specification.
A wide array of new products featuring the most advanced HDMI 1.3-enabled connectivity such as x.v.Color, Deep Color and the finest high bit-rate audio have come to market from major players including Denon, Mitsubishi, Onkyo, Panasonic, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and Yamaha, with more products expected to be introduced this holiday season.
Nearly 200 million devices incorporating HDMI are expected to ship in 2008, with an installed base of nearly one billion HDMI-enabled devices projected by 2010, according to market researcher In-Stat.
In addition, more than 120 HDMI-enabled PC products are currently available, including nearly two dozen desktop and notebook PCs, families of HDMI PC monitors and a broad range of motherboards and graphics cards. Major PC makers including Dell Computer, HP, Acer Inc., Gateway Inc., Sony, Toshiba, ASUSTek Computer Inc. and Hitachi Ltd. have already announced or delivered desktop and notebook PCs with the HDMI interface. The HDMI interface can also be found on products from motherboard and graphics cards manufacturers including ASUSTek, ATI Technologies, Inc., Diamond Multimedia, Gigabyte Technology Co., nVIDIA Corp. and VisionTEK Products LLC, and on PC monitors from Acer, BenQ, NEC, LG, Sceptre, Sony, ViewSonic and Westinghouse. HDMI has become the leading high-definition interface for consumer PCs, enabling direct connectivity to the more than 200 million HDMI devices and 300 million DVI-enabled devices expected in the market by the end of 2007.