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Taiwan market: Sony unveils 3D Blu-ray Disc player

Sep 1, 11:35

Sony on August 31 unveiled the BDP-S470 3D-ready Blu-ray Disc (BD) player and the BDV-SF470 3D BD home theater system for launch soon in the Taiwan market at recommended retail prices...

Ritek to start volume production of 50GB DL Blu-ray Disc in 4Q10, 100GB BDXL in 2H11

Aug 11, 14:55

Taiwan-based optical disc maker Ritek on August 10 announced it is undertaking pilot production of 50GB single-sided double-layer (DL) BD-R (Blu-ray Disc recordable) discs and will...

Royalty fees account for 18-19% of Blu-ray Disc player production cost, say Taiwan makers

Aug 5, 12:20

While production costs for a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player have been reduced to US$75-80 currently due to decreased costs of pick-up heads and chipsets, royalty fees for BD patents may...

Taiwan makers expected to surpass Japan makers in Blu-ray Disc output

Aug 4, 11:38

As Japan-based makers including Sony, Sharp and TDK have been shifting their focus of blank Blu-ray Disc (BD) disc production from 25GB BD-R (recordable, write once) and BD-RE (rewritable)...

Taiwan market: LG launches 3D network Blu-ray Disc player BX580

Aug 4, 11:14

LG Electronics on August 3 announced the launch of a 3D network Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, the BX580, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$19,900 (US$622).

CMC, Ritek no plans to offer Blu-ray XL

Jul 21, 09:56

While Japan-based Sharp and TDK will launch 100GB Blu-ray Disc (BD) XL discs in late July and September 2010 respectively, CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the two largest Taiwan-based makers...

Prices for Blu-ray Disc PUHs expected to fall to US$10-12 in 2011, say Taiwan makers

Jul 20, 10:37

International quotes for Blu-ray Disc (BD) pick-up heads (PUHs) have dropped to below US$20, and are expected to keep falling to US$10-12 in 2011, according to Taiwan-based makers.

Lite-On IT debuts 12x H/H built-in Blu-ray Disc burner iHBS212

Jul 16, 11:06

Lite-On IT, the largest Taiwan-based maker of half-height (H/H) optical disc drives (ODDs), on July 15 unveiled the iHBS212, its new 12x H/H built-in Blu-ray Disc (BD) burner.

Global demand for blank optical discs up for Blu-ray, down for CD, DVD, says JRIA

Jun 25, 10:45

The global demand for Blu-ray BD-R discs will keep growing to 310 million discs in 2012, while that for CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs will be on the decline, Taiwan-based optical...

Taiwan market: HP launches first Blu-ray Disc player through Blockbuster

Jun 23, 14:17

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has licensed Lite-On IT to produce a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, the HP BD-2000, which will be sold at Taiwan's Blockbuster, according to Lots Home Entertainment,...

Toshiba announces a notebook supporting Blu-ray 3D

Jun 7, 16:09

Toshiba has announced a notebook featuring playback of 3D content in the Blu-ray 3D format, the dynabook TX/98MBL, which will be available at the end of July in the Japan market.

Toshiba dynabook TX/98MBL 3D notebook

Lite-On IT lands OEM orders for external Blu-ray drives from Plextor

Jun 4, 13:49

Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS), a Taiwan-based joint venture of Philips Royal Electronics and the largest Taiwan-based optical disc drive maker Lite-On IT, on June...

Broadcom talks about growing opportunities in wireless

Jun 4, 01:05

Michael Hurlston, senior vice president and general manager for the Home and Wireless Networking Business Unit at chip specialist Broadcom recently sat down with Digitimes to share...

Michael Hurlston, vice president and general manager for the Home and Wireless Networking Business

Hitachi-LG DS unveils HyDrive

Jun 2, 11:12

Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS), the largest maker of optical disc drives, has debuted HyDrive, the world's first Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo equipped with a built-in SSD specifically...

Taiwan market: LG cuts price for Blu-ray Disc player BD350 by 25%

May 27, 11:15

LG Electronics on May 26 announced a 25% cut in the retail price of the BD350 Blu-ray Disc (BD) player in the Taiwan market from NT$7,990 (US$249) to NT$5,990, in a bid to increase...

LG BD player BD350

Global Blu-ray Disc player sales to reach 40 million units in 2011, says Digitimes Research

May 24, 10:02

The global sales volume of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players will increase to 40 million units in 2011 and further to 52 million units in 2012, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan market: Sony unveils BDP-S370, aims at 50% of BD player sales in 2010

May 19, 12:01

Sony on May 18 unveiled a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player model, BDP-S370, for launch in the Taiwan market on May 27 at a recommended retail price of NT$7,990 (US$251). The vendor expects...

U-Tech, Feng Sheng expect decrease in 2Q10 revenues

May 18, 11:28

Pre-recorded optical disc makers U-Tech Media and Feng Sheng Technology expect their revenues for second-quarter 2010 to slip considerably on quarter due to seasonality amid increased...

CMC looks to Blu-ray Disc for revenue growth in 2010

May 12, 09:53

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics expects Blu-ray Disc (BD) to be the main driving force of growth in its 2010 revenues and hopes that BD will account for 15% of its total shipment...

Ritek obtains 50GB 4x Blu-ray Disc certification, to start volume production in 2Q10

May 6, 10:12

Taiwan-based optical disc maker Ritek has announced it has obtained certification for single-sided double-layer 50GB Blu-ray Disc (BD) at 4x write/read speed and will kick off volume...

More than 20 companies join Taiwan Blu-ray Disc Consortium

Apr 29, 01:00

More than 20 companies have joined the Taiwan Blu-ray Disc (BD) Consortium, a special interest group formed by Taiwan-based companies involved in the BD market. The consortium is...

Taiwan Blu-ray Disc consortium plans to negotiate lower royalty fees

Apr 16, 14:08

Taiwan Blu-ray Disc (BD) Consortium, a special interest group formed by Taiwan-based makers of BD optical discs, disc drives and components, plans to consolidate all members concerned...

China market: China Hualu offers Blu-ray Disc player at 1,499 yuan

Mar 25, 16:36

The China-based China Hualu Group is showcasing its new Blu-ray Disc (BD) player model, BDP1001, at the 2010 China Content Broadcasting Network Expo (CCBN) in Beijing during March...

Forworld ships sub-US$100 Blu-ray Disc players to Europe vendors

Mar 25, 11:59

Taiwan-based Forworld Electronics has begun shipping Blu-ray Disc (BD) players at ODM prices of below US$100, lower than the general ODM/OEM quotes of US$110-150, to white-box vendors...

China market: Demand for Blu-ray Disc reportedly short of expectation

Mar 23, 16:28

Despite active promotion by the Blu-ray Disc (BD) Association and China-based makers of optical discs and optical disc drives, sales of BD players and BD movies in China have so far...

U-Tech negotiating production of Blu-ray movie discs with Bollywood

Mar 22, 12:16

U-Tech Media, the largest Taiwan-based maker of pre-recorded optical discs, is negotiating with Bollywood movie studios for outsourced Blu-ray Disc (BD) production of Indian movies,...

Taiwan market: Sony tops 2009 sales of Blu-ray Disc players

Mar 17, 12:18

In the Taiwan market, about 13,000 Blu-ray Disc (BD) players were sold in 2009 and Sony was the largest vendor with a 50% market share mainly due to price cuts, according to industry...

Blu-ray Disc player maker Forworld says royalty charge too high

Mar 16, 14:16

As the BD4C Licensing Group began to charge royalty fees for their patents on the Blu-ray Disc (BD) format on March 1, 2010, Taiwan-based BD player maker Forworld Electronics has...

OEM quotes for Blu-ray Disc drives fall to US$70-80, say Taiwan makers

Mar 9, 12:16

Contract-manufacturing quotes for PC-use Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives have dropped to US$70-80 currently, still much higher than about US$20 for DVD drives, according to Taiwan-based...

LGE to launch 3D TVs, Blu-ray Disc players in mid-2010

Mar 5, 12:16

LG Electronics (LGE) is poised for production of 3D LCD TVs and 3D Blu-ray Disc (BD) players and plans to launch them during the 2010 FIFA World Cup or later in July-August, according...

Taiwan-based U-Tech, Bestdisc see Blu-ray Disc market potential, but no plans to expand capacities

Mar 3, 15:14

U-Tech Media and Bestdisc Technology have seen pre-recorded Blu-ray Disc (BD) disc shipments increase about 10% of their total shipment volumes, but will not expand production capacity...

Taiwan IC design houses to venture into Blu-ray chip market

Feb 12, 16:05

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses, including MediaTek, Sunplus Technology and Novatek Microelectronics, will venture into the Blu-ray chip market in 2010, with MediaTek aiming...

CMC expects Blu-ray to contribute 10% of revenues in 2Q10, 20% in 4Q10, says chairman

Feb 4, 11:48

Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker CMC Magnetics expects shipments of its Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs to account for 10% of its revenues in the second quarter and 20% in the fourth...

Lite-On IT expects Blu-ray Disc to occupy 10-15% of total ODD capacity

Jan 26, 10:04

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT expects Blu-ray Disc (BD) players and PC-use drives to account for 10-15% of its total ODD capacity in 2010, up from less than...

Lite-On IT aims at 15% global market share for slim-type ODDs in 2010

Jan 25, 10:30

Lite-On IT, the largest Taiwan-based maker of half-height (H/H) optical disc drives (ODDs), shipped about 10 million slim-type ODDs for a global market share of 7-8% in 2009 and expects...

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    Intel has announced the availability of the latest mobile Intel Atom processor-based platform, formerly codenamed Cedar Trail. The latest platform adds several new features to netbook...

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    AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card

    AMD has announced the addition of the AMD Radeon HD 6670, HD 6570 and HD 6450 graphics cards to the channel, completing the roll-out of the AMD Radeon HD 6000 family of graphics cards...

    Photo: Company, May 3.

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    AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card

    AMD has announced the addition of the AMD Radeon HD 6670, HD 6570 and HD 6450 graphics cards to the channel, completing the roll-out of the AMD Radeon HD 6000 family of graphics cards...

    Photo: Company, Apr 28.

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    CES 2011: Acer Aspire 7750G notebook

    Acer has announced its new Aspire 7750G notebook that features the second-generation Intel quad-core Core i7 2630QM processor with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The Aspire 7750G notebook...

    Photo: Company, Jan 11.

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    CES 2011: Acer Aspire AS8950G notebook

    Acer has announced its top-end Aspire AS8950G-9839 notebook, featuring Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6850 graphics processor with 2GB of dedicated video memory...

    Photo: Company, Jan 10.

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