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Opera TV Store to be featured in Samsung Blu-ray players

Jan 3, 11:29

Opera Software has announced that apps from the Opera TV Store will be available for download on Samsung Electronics' Blu-ray disc players, providing viewers with more choice in online...

Ritek to start production of Blu-ray M-Disc in August

Jun 10, 10:22

Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker Ritek will begin volume production of 25GB Blu-ray M-Disc, an optical disc developed by US-based Millenniata with a service life of 1,000 years,...

CES 2013: CMC Magnetics showcases new Blu-ray discs

Jan 11, 14:49

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics is exhibiting new Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs, a 50GB single-sided dual-layer BD-rewritable (BD-RE DL) and 100GB single-sided triple-layer BD-recordable...

CES 2013: Ritek, Millenniata jointly unveil Blu-ray M-DISC

Jan 10, 15:55

Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker Ritek and US-based Millenniata have jointly unveiled Blu-ray M-DISC, a 25GB Blu-ray Disc (BD) that is said to have a service life of 1,000 years,...

Taiwan market: Sony launches 3D Blu-ray Disc home theater systems

Jul 12, 12:18

Sony has unveiled four models of its 3D Blu-ray Disc (BD) home theater system, BDV-N990W, BDV-N890W, BDV-E490 and BDV-E290, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market at recommended...

Sony 3D BD home theater system BDV-N990W

Taiwan market: Blu-ray Disc accounts for 40% of rent/sale, says Asia1 Entertainment

Jun 26, 15:35

The proportion of audio/video discs available for rent or sale on Blu-ray Disc (BD) at Asia1 Entertainment chain stores around Taiwan has risen from 10% in 2010 and 15% in 2011 to...

Taiwan market: Acer prices new Cedar Trail netbook below NT$10,000

Feb 21, 01:10

Notebook vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Samsung Electronics and Toshiba have all already started selling their latest Cedar Trail-based netbooks...

CMC Magnetics showcases Blu-ray Disc technologies at 2012 CES

Jan 13, 01:30

CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, is exhibiting three Blu-ray Disc (BD) disc technologies, Xtreme-life, Super Flexible and 3D/color printing maintenance...

CMC chairman Robert Wong poses with a Super Flexible BD disc

Taiwan market: Sony launches 3D Blu-ray Disc home theater system

Oct 6, 14:14

Sony on October 5 announced the launch of BDV-E985W, a 3D Blu-ray Disc home theater system, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$36,900 (US$1,220), according to...

Sony BDV-E985W

Taiwan market: Sony unveils 3D home theater system BDV-E880

Sep 15, 15:34

Sony has unveiled its 3D Blu-ray Disc (BD) home theater system, BDV-E880, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$27,900 (US$962).

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics expects 10% growth in 3Q11 revenues

Sep 8, 01:50

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics expects its third-quarter revenues to grow 10% sequentially and is also expected to turn a profit, as second-tier disc makers are gradually phasing...

Fire in Sony London warehouse to further worsen blank disc shortages

Aug 11, 01:30

Sony's warehouse in London, the UK, which stores blank optical discs, was recently struck by fire and is expected to cause the optical disc market, which is already suffering from...

ODD shipments still facing a crisis in 2H11 as Intel focuses on the ultrabook

Aug 2, 01:25

Optical disc drive (ODD) shipments are facing a great uncertainty in the future as Intel is aggressive pushing its new ultrabook design, which will not require the adoption of an...

Blu-ray disc makers slow down capacity ramp projects

Jun 24, 10:51

Taiwan-based blank optical disc makers, mainly Ritek and CMC Magnetics, have slowed down their capacity expansion projects for Blu-ray Disc (BD) due to lower than expected growth...

Taiwan BD makers facing strong competition from India-based MBI

May 24, 01:55

Despite global Blu-ray disc (BD) sales are rising in 2011, since Taiwan-based BD makers including CMC Magnetics and Ritek, will only have limited capacity growth in 2011, while competitor...

Taiwan pre-recorded disc makers facing risk of weakening gross margin

May 5, 01:30

Taiwan-based pre-recorded DVD makers in 2011 are facing strong pressure from increasing raw material costs, with related end sales significantly impacted by online multimedia sharing...

Quanta Storage to focus on maintaining gross margin

May 5, 01:15

Taiwan-based optical drive maker Quanta Storage, facing declines in both shipments and revenues in early 2011, has turned conservative about its performance in the future and is also...

Taiwan market: Blu-ray disc player sales expected to surpass 100,000 units in 2011

Apr 14, 01:40

Blu-ray disc player sales in Taiwan may surpass 100,000 units in 2011 as players such as Toshiba, Sony, LG, Panasonic and Sharp all launched models with prices less than US$100 in...

Digitimes Insight: Sony PS3 supply may run tight due to quake-hit laser diode production

Mar 25, 11:46

The massive earthquake in Japan has impacted the supply chain of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players. Blue laser diodes used in BD players' optical pick-up head units (OPU) are mainly produced...

Sony PS3

Sony, Nintendo console sales impacted by Japan earthquake

Mar 24, 01:25

Supply of Sony's Blu-ray drive pick-up heads is facing danger of seeing shortages as the plants of Sony Shiraishi Semiconductor, a Blu-ray drive pick-up head manufacturing subsidiary...

Taiwan market: Blu-ray expected to see 10% share of media player shipments in 2011

Mar 17, 01:30

Shipments of Blu-ray disc players in Taiwan in 2010 reached only around 30,000 units, accounting for less than 5% of the total media player shipments of 630,000 units; however, sources...

Prices for white-box Blu-ray Disc loaders fall to below US$20, say Taiwan makers

Mar 16, 12:05

Quotes for white-box Blu-ray Disc (BD) loaders, main bodies including BD chips and pick-up heads for being assembled into BD players or PC-use drives, have dropped to below US$20,...

Taiwan market: 60,000-72,000 Blu-ray Disc players to be sold in 2011

Mar 11, 12:18

Sales of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players, including recorders, will reach 60,000-72,000 units in Taiwan in 2011, according to local retail channels.

Global demand for blank Blu-ray Discs to grow to 412 million units in 2013, says JRIA

Mar 7, 11:06

The global demand for blank Blu-ray Discs (BD) in 2010 was estimated at 113 million units, up 156.82% from 2009, and is projected to be continue growing to 412 million discs in 2013,...

Fire strikes Ritek plants causing tight supply of Blu-ray discs

Feb 24, 01:25

A fire broke out at optical disc maker Ritek's plants in Hsinchu, Taiwan before the Lunar New Year holidays. Despite the company announcing that the fire would not impact its operations,...

Optical drive component maker Topray sees strong growth in 2010 revenues

Jan 27, 01:55

Taiwan-based maker of pick up heads (PUH) for optical drives, Topray Technology, saw its revenues reach NT$1.11 billion (US$38.2 million), up 41.36% from NT$784 million in 2009, according...

CES 2011: Lite-On IT joint venture PLDS to showcase Blu-ray Disc drives, SSDs

Jan 5, 01:30

Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS), a joint venture of Lite-On IT and Philips will exhibit three Liteon Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives, Plextor BD drives and SSDs at the upcoming...

CMC expects revenues proportion for Blu-ray Disc to rise to 25% in 2011

Dec 24, 11:19

Taiwan's largest optical disc maker CMC Magnetics, in view of relatively high gross margins for Blu-ray discs, will increase output and expects the corresponding proportion of total...

Blu-ray disc drive penetration will not see giant boost

Nov 23, 02:05

Although the price of the Blu-ray disc (BD) drives has already dropped from US$100 to about US$70-80, market penetration of BD drives in 2010 is unlikely to see strong growth compared...

Japan DVD and CD outsourcing may not help Taiwan makers much, says sources

Nov 2, 02:20

As Japan-based optical disc maker Taiyo Yuden was recently reported to have cut its CD and DVD production by 40% due to the rising Japan exchange rate, market watchers believe the...

CMC, Ritek expected to expand 50GB Blu-ray Disc capacities in 2011

Oct 13, 01:00

Since global demand for 50GB single-sided double-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs will grow significantly and Japan-based makers including Sony, Panasonic and TDK are expected to not...

Two second-tier Taiwan-based optical disc makers step into Blu-ray Disc

Oct 5, 14:17

Optodisc Technology and Infomedia, two second-tier Taiwan-based makers of blank DVD discs, have stepped into production of 25GB single-sided single-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD), with the...

Taiwan expected to become the largest Blu-ray disc maker by the end of 2010

Sep 30, 01:45

Although Taiwan currently only has two makers, Ritek and CMC Magnetics, manufacturing Blu-ray discs, as the Japanese Yen exchange rate appreciates, Japan-based makers are starting...

CMC Magnetics obtains 6x 50GB Blu-ray Disc-R DL certification

Sep 14, 10:29

CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, on September 13 announced it has obtained certification from the Blu-ray Disc (BD) Association for its 50GB single-sided...

CMC expects proportion of revenues for Blu-ray Disc to exceed 50% in 2012

Sep 1, 11:37

Taiwan-based optical disc maker CMC Magnetics expects the proportion of its consolidated revenues for Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs to reach 10% in 2010, increase to 20-25% in 2011 and...

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