December 9th, 2010 by Andrew Pakula
Leading tech manufacturers AMD, Dell, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics LCD Business and LG Display announced today intentions to accelerate adoption of scalable and lower power digital video interfaces such as DisplayPort and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for computers. All of them have agreed to drop support for Analog VGA which has been around for over 20 years from their product lines by 2015.
“Modern digital display interfaces like DisplayPort and HDMI enhance the consumer visual PC experience by immersing them with higher resolutions and deeper colors — all at lower power — to enhance battery life for laptops,” said Eric Mentzer, Intel’s vice president of Strategy, Planning and Operations for the Visual and Parallel Computing Group.
“By moving to these new interfaces, Intel is able to focus investment on new innovations to enhance the PC experience rather than having to solve challenges of supporting legacy analog interfaces on our latest silicon process technology and products.”
Source Intel Newsroom.