The HDMI Forum expects to release the next version of the HDMI Specification in the second half of this year.
Current activities of the HDMI Forum include meetings with the Technical Working Group as well as the Marketing Task Group. The next version of the HDMI Specification is focused on meeting immediate market needs, will include increased bandwidth to accommodate higher resolutions (4K) as well as address new video timings and other features. In parallel, the HDMI Forum expects to develop a longer-term roadmap that will define the next generation of the HDMI interface.
At CES, HDMI Licensing, LLC and the HDMI Forum announced that over 1,150 licensed HDMI Adopters are expected to ship over 800 million HDMI-compliant products in 2012. This translates into an installed base of over 3.1 billion HDMI products deployed worldwide which represents an increase of 34% over 2011. The figures were based on market research firm In-Stat.