VESA begun work on DisplayPort, a new digital display interface to enable all forms of screen technology to be easily hooked up to computers with new, small connectors.
The proposal will be submitted in Q3, and VESA will then mull it over and decide if it is to turn it into a standard. DisplayPort - if ratified - will will be offered as a successor, but not necessarily a replacement, for today's DVI specification. Any proprietary intellectual property included in the specification must be made available to all at "reasonably and non-discriminatory" rates.
Not much details have been released but it is sure that DisplayPort will offer support for higher refresh rates, colour depths and resolutions than today's displays can handle. But it might also feature content protection.. More details at The Register