Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Intel taking a fresh look digital display interfaces


I talked to Simon Ellis, Intel’s point person on digital display interfaces yesterday. He let me know Intel is evaluating the way forward and will plot its course by the end of the year. It is still engaged with the Unified Display Interface, which has now hit a final version 1.0. But whether UDI or something else becomes the horse the CPU giant backs remains to be seen. Watch this space.

Ellis said Intel is going back to first principles: users need a low cost, high performance interface. And “interoperability with the installed base of DVI and HDMI is desirable.”

That’s an adjective that leaves a little wiggle room to get more parties to the table. As always, dear blog posters, my ears are open. --rbm

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