DisplayLink announced this week that they've shipped more than one million USB graphics semiconductors. The company's products make it possible to connect displays to computer systems via USB.
“DisplayLink has completely reinvented the way computers talk to displays. Our IC’s make it possible to use standard plug and play USB to connect a laptop to one or more displays, bringing the world a major step closer to the ideal “single world connector” status. Achieving sales of one million chips clearly shows the mainstream reach of our technology with customers and end-users who readily appreciate the simplicity of our approach and the productivity benefits of using multiple displays” said Hamid Farzaneh, president and CEO of DisplayLink.
“With the explosion of data and content, the increasing affordability of LCD monitors, and the growth of notebooks and netbooks with limited screen size, people increasingly see the need for easily and flexibly adding to their visual workspace to increase their productivity and reduce the stress and strain of watching and managing their data. DisplayLink’s USB graphics technology is uniquely positioned to enable monitor and PC OEMs to develop innovative products to address this demand.”
According to In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, the number of USB 2.0 monitors is projected to grow to nearly 12 million units in 2011. The growth in USB 3.0 monitors is projected to grow to nearly 58 million in 2012. Additionally, the number of mobile PC Docking Stations with wired USB docking (or universal docking) is projected to grow to nearly 19 million in 2012, with the majority of them being USB graphics enabled.
“We have seen steady adoption of DisplayLink USB graphics technology in a variety of devices,” says Brian O’Rourke, principal analyst for In-Stat. “And as wireless USB and USB 3.0 graphics technology continue to develop, it is likely that we will see a variety of products – from application specific monitors to wireless adapters and docking stations that will leverage the DisplayLink patent portfolio.”