Interface Battleground Report - 2017

July 11, 2017  | Subscribers Only

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This is the third edition of our report on wired interface technologies. Earlier two editions of ‘Interface Battleground Report’ were published in 2014 and 2015. This latest report titled ‘Interface Battleground Report - 2017’ provides an updated view of the state of technological developments and adoption of interface technology solutions such as wired video interfaces and wired data performance interfaces within the consumer segment.

This report series contains analysis and insights on significant trends and changes in wired interfaces used in the following four product segments:

  1. Personal Computing (PC) segment
  2. Consumer Electronics (CE) segment
  3. Wireless (WL) segment, and
  4. Automotive (AU) segments.

This report looks specifically at the following wired interface technologies on a worldwide basis in specific applications across above listed four product segments:

  • High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
  • DisplayPort
  • Mobile High-definition Link (MHL)
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.1

This topical report is accompanied by an Excel database file containing over 70 tables showing base-year estimates for 2016 and detailed five-years annual forecast from 2017 through 2021. For the first time in this 2017 report edition, IHS Markit has added an analysis of the USB 3.1 interface by generations (Gen 1 and Gen 2); the edition also provides a broad overview on the effect of these wired interfaces on the connector and semiconductor markets in terms of revenues for each of the four product segments.

The scope of this report covers the annual attach rate (adoption) for the above mentioned wired interface technologies in over 25 devices in four product segments as listed below.

Computing segment (PC):

  • Mobile PCs (laptops, notebooks, netbooks)
  • Desktop PCs
  • Tablet PCs
  • LCD PC monitors
  • Business projectors
  • External hard disk drives and solid state drives (HDD/SDD)
  • Mobile PC docking stations
  • USB discrete adapters and hubs
  • USB flash drives

Consumer electronics segment (CE):

  • Television sets (TVs)
  • DVD and Blu-ray players
  • DVD and Blu-ray recorders
  • Set-top boxes (includes Digital pay TV, FTA, Over-the-top set-top boxes and media sticks)
  • Home theatre projectors
  • Audio-video (A/V) receivers
  • Video games (consoles and handheld)
  • Digital still cameras
  • Digital video cameras (includes wearables and action  cameras)
  • Portable media players/MP3 players
  • Virtual reality (VR) headsets
  • Drones (includes consumer and professional drones)
  • Soundbars

Wireless segment (WL):

  • Mobile phones
  • Media tablets

Automotive segment (AU):

  • Automobiles (including head-up displays/dashboard displays and rear-seat entertainment units)

Dinesh Kithany

Lead Industry Analyst, Wireless Power & Power Supply, IHS Markit

Dinesh Kithany is a senior principal analyst working in Smart Building, Home and Cities Technology team at IHS Markit in the UK.

Noman Akhtar

Analyst, Smart Cities

Noman Akhtar has a deep technical knowledge of components building up the smart city platform. As the lead analyst for smart cities at IHS Markit, Noman supervises the Smart City IoT Intelligence Service. He has developed a comprehensive understanding of multiple smart city verticals by regions and project partners.

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