The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), developer of the DisplayPort standard (, says reported that DisplayPort adoption, VESA membership and DisplayPort-related specification development have all increased over the past year. 

This points to the growing demand for DisplayPort and related standards, fueled by displays with 4K and higher resolution, as well as smaller devices with more flexible connectivity. DisplayPort device certification grew to 1,395 devices to date in 2014, up from 805 devices at the beginning of the year.

In 2014, VESA added 13 new member companies for a total of 224 members. Also during this past year, VESA released several DisplayPort-related standards, including DisplayPort 1.3, DisplayPort Alt Mode on USB Type-C, DockPort and Display Stream Compression.

“DisplayPort was developed as a PC to monitor interface, and those markets are where it is currently seeing great success. DisplayPort penetration into PCs is expected to increase over 26% annually through 2018. In addition, LCD PC monitor penetration is expected to grow at 56% per year,” says Brian O’Rourke, senior principal analyst at IHS. “DisplayPort benefits from its high throughput, which can easily accommodate HD video bandwidths, as well as its integration into PC chipsets from all major vendors.”

“Momentum for DisplayPort is picking up at a steady clip, thanks to a number of emerging technology applications that require the degree of flexibility and performance that the DisplayPort standard enables,” adds Alan Kobayshi, VESA board of directors chair, fellow and executive R&D management for DisplayPort Group at MegaChips Technology America. “We currently count among our partners more than 200 of the world’s largest semiconductor and electronics companies, who support the DisplayPort standard because they recognize the advantages it affords compared to older standards such as DVI and VGA, as well as HDMI, for advanced products such as forthcoming 8K video displays.”

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