New version of the HDMI Specification to arrive in the second half of 2012
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The HDMI Forum was reportedly launched in October of last year in order to encourage “broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification”. According to a press release issued by the organization more than 800 million HDMI-enabled devices will ship in 2012, which is apparently about 17% more than 2011.
With the increase in products that are compliant with this technology, the Forum is supposedly trying to attract more members so that HDMI “continues to be the leading consumer interface for HD devices”. Rambod Jacoby, who is president of the HDMI Forum is quoted as saying: "We are very pleased that in just over 2 months, 43 leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile products companies have joined the HDMI Forum".
Reportedly, the organization is currently working on next version of the HDMI Specification, which is expected to arrive in H2 of this year. The new standard will presumably deliver increased bandwidth for higher resolutions and “other features”. You can find out more about the HDMI Forum and what they do after the break.