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  • Last update: Thursday 27 December 2012 [24 news items]

1Q13 ODD shipments to fall sequentially by 5-10%, say Taiwan makers

Dec 27, 11:13

As PC replacement driven by Windows 8 has been short of original expectation and is estimated not to become significant in the first quarter of 2013, global PC-use ODD (optical disc...

Lite-On IT pushes for 3.5-4 million SSD shipments in 2013

Dec 5, 21:22

Optical disc drive maker (ODD) Lite-On IT has been aggressively expanding its solid state drive (SSD) business and expects its annual capacity for 2013 to reach 3.5-4 million units,...

Future uncertainty keeps ODD makers away from developing thinner models

Sep 13, 01:40

Optical disc drive (ODD) makers have successfully reduced slim-type ODD thickness from the traditional size of 12.7mm to only 9.5mm to satisfy Intel's requirements for ultrabooks,...

Lite-On IT to strive for flat performance in 3Q12

Aug 7, 01:25

As the traditional peak season effect in the PC industry may not appear in the third quarter of 2012, optical disc drive (ODD) makers such as Lite-On IT are now turning conservative...

Lite-On IT to cooperate with EC antitrust probe

Jul 27, 14:58

The European Commission (EC) will launch antitrust investigation of 13 companies supplying optical disc drives (ODDs) in the European Union market for alleged participation in worldwide...

Lite-On IT sees drop in June revenues; conservative about 2H12

Jul 10, 02:00

Lite-On IT has announced revenues of NT$4.74 billion (US$158.12 million) for June, down 5.3% on year with revenues for the first half of 2012 reached NT$26.31 billion, down 11.5%...

Lite-On concerns about 2H12 performance

Lite-On IT April revenues up sequentially

May 8, 11:10

Lite-On IT, which makes optical disc drives (ODDs), has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.73 billion (US$160 million) for April, growing 5.7% on month but falling 10.4% on yea...

HP, Dell and Asustek said to plan launch of 15-inch ultrabooks without an ODD

Apr 24, 00:47

As Apple reportedly may remove the design of the internal optical disc drive (ODD) for its new MacBook Pro and make it an optional pick, sources from supply chain pointed out that...

Intel estimates ultrabook shipments of 20-30 million units in 2012

Apr 19, 01:05

Intel has internally estimated that ultrabook shipments will reach 20-30 million units in 2012 and the volume in 2013 is expected to double or even triple on year as the integration...

Lite-On sees on-month growth, but on-year drop in March revenues

Apr 10, 01:15

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has announced consolidated revenues of NT$4.47 billion (US$151.28 million) for March, up 17.1% on month, but down 7.1% on year, while the...

Lite-On IT December revenues decrease

Jan 11, 11:24

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.05 billion (US$133.7 million) for December 2011, decreasing 9.1% on month and 15.4% on year.

Lite-On IT achieves new historical high in 3Q11 revenues

Oct 25, 01:20

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has announced consolidated revenues of NT$17.65 billion (US$585.02 million) for the third quarter, a new historical high and...

Lite-On IT sees increased August revenues

Sep 8, 16:43

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reported unaudited consolidated revenues of NT$5.83 billion (US$201 million) for August, rising 7.0% on month and 25.6% on year, while...

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...

Lite-On reports on-month growth in April revenues

May 10, 01:30

Taiwan-based optical drive maker Lite-On IT saw its revenues in April grew 10% on month to NT$5.27 billion (US$184.04 million) with combined consolidated revenues from the first four...

ODD demand sees limited impact from tablet PC

Mar 28, 17:04

Optical disc drive (ODD) shipments, originally expected to be strongly impacted by the growing popularity of tablet PCs, will manage to meet makers' expectations in the second quarter...

Lite-On IT to close Hungary subsidiary

Stockwatch - Mar 24, 16:57

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT's board of directors on March 24 decided to close APM Hungary, its wholly-owned subsidiary maker of automotive playback modules...

Taiwan makers to see flat ODD shipments in 4Q10, says Digitimes Research

Nov 2, 16:30

Taiwan-based Lite-On IT and Quanta Storage will ship a total of 16.498 million optical disc drives (ODDs) in the fourth quarter of 2010, rising by 0.8% on quarter but dropping by...

Lite-On IT revenues down, slim ODD shipments up in 3Q10

Oct 27, 11:45

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT saw consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2010 drop sequentially by 4.6% but shipments of slim-type ODDs increased,...

Taiwan makers see ODD shipments drop 11% in 3Q10, says Digitimes Research

Oct 21, 12:27

Taiwan-based makers, mainly Lite-On IT and Quanta Storage, shipped 16.37 million optical disc drives (ODDs) of various DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats in the third quarter of 2010, dropping...

Taiwan ODD shipments, 2Q09-4Q10

Quanta Storage September revenues slightly up on month

Stockwatch - Oct 12, 09:45

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Quanta Storage has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.132 billion (US$35.5 million) for September, increasing by 2.01% on month but dropping by...

Quanta Storage remains conservative toward ODD industry despite rising notebook demand

Sep 21, 02:15

Despite the fact notebook vendors are increasing orders in September and the optical disc drive (ODD) industry is already benefiting in terms of shipments, the industry is currently...

Topray Technology progressing in production of optical pick-up heads

May 26, 10:58

Topray Technology, which makes ROM (read-only memory) optical pick-up heads (PUHs), will expand its capacity in 2010 to cope with increasing demand, and will extend production to...

Taiwan makers to ship nearly 22 million ODDs in 2Q10, says Digitimes Research

May 10, 10:24

Taiwan-based makers will ship 21.9 million optical disc drives (ODDs) in the second quarter of 2010, increasing by 9% on quarter and by 29% on year, according to forecast by Digitimes...

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  • Taiwan ODD sector – 4Q 2010

    Thanks to recovery of traditional notebook sales worldwide, Taiwan's optical disc drive (ODD) shipments increased slightly in the fourth quarter of 2010 after declining for three...

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 3Q 2010

    Taiwan's optical disc drive (ODD) shipments dropped 11.2% sequentially in the third quarter mainly because of a weak PC market, which was still digesting its inventories.

  • Taiwan makers see ODD shipments drop 11% in 3Q10, says Digitimes Research

    Taiwan-based makers, mainly Lite-On IT and Quanta Storage, shipped 16.37 million optical disc drives (ODDs) of various DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats in the third quarter of 2010, dropping...

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 2Q 2010

    Taiwan's optical disc drive (ODD) shipments in second-quarter 2010 dropped 8.3% sequentially amid inventory digestion at notebook makers.

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 1Q 2010

    Taiwan's ODD shipments in the first quarter of 2010 saw a sequential decline 8.3% to 21.9 million units amid component shortages despite a strong notebook market.

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