What does Thunderbolt mean for DisplayPort? Are Intel and Apple dropping support for the standard?
Both Apple and Intel remain committed to DisplayPort. Apple continues to be one of the largest users of DisplayPort and Intel announced in December 2010 that it planned to accelerate adoption of DisplayPort. Intel was joined in that announcement by AMD, Dell, LG Display, Lenovo and Samsung Electronics LCD Business. Likewise, industry analysts remain positive on DisplayPort: • Research firm In-Stat predicts a 100 percent increase in external DisplayPort device shipments from 2009 to 2014. • According to IDC, DisplayPort penetration will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 106 percent between 2009 and 2014. • IDC estimates that DisplayPort will be on 89.5 percent of commercial desktops in 2014 and DisplayPort’s penetration in commercial notebooks will increase to 95 percent in 2014.