Video Electronics Standards Association

What Does Video Electronics Standards Association Mean?

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is a non-profit standards organization in the field of computer graphics. It was formed in 1988 by monitor and video card manufacturers with the goal of driving standard initiatives and product and market implementations in the field of electronics technology. VESA is well known for the SVGA display standard and the DisplayPort standard.

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Techopedia Explains Video Electronics Standards Association

The Video Electronics Standards Association aims for the continued growth in technical standards development and was formed by NEC, a leading manufacturer of graphics-related products like monitors, together with eight other video display adapter manufacturers, namely ATI Technologies, Orchid Technology, Genoa Systems, STB Systems, Renaissance GRX, Video 7, Tecmar and Western Digital/Paradise Systems.

The first standard produced by VESA was the 800×600 resolution standard called Super Video Graphics Array (SVGA) to be used in computer displays. Another standard being promoted is DisplayPort, which is a digital video interface standard meant to supersede the VGA and DVI video interfaces.

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