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Optical disc makers in disorder, says CMC chairman

Oct 25, 15:27

Blank optical disc makers are in disorder due to reshuffles currently, with some distressed makers cutting prices to compete for orders. Reshuffling is expected to remain over the...

Blu-ray demand to rise due to popularity of Ultra HD TVs, says CMC chairman

Jun 10, 10:18

The increasing use of Ultra HD LCD TVs and content is expected to hike global demand for Blu-ray Disc (BD), according to chairman Robert Wong for Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker...

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...

Optical disc prices to rise nearly 50% in 2H13, says CMC chairman

Dec 28, 15:51

The global optical disc industry is experiencing a reshuffle which will continue into the first half of 2013 due to makers in Japan, as well as second- and third-tier Taiwan-based...

CMC sees net operating profit in 3Q12 for fifth time straight

Oct 25, 15:28

CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker, on October 24 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2012, recording net operating profit for the...

CMC Magnetics expects over 10% sequential growth in 2Q12 revenues, profit

Jun 6, 11:14

CMC Magnetics expects its revenues and net operating profit for the second quarter of 2012 to increase by more than 10% on quarter, better than remaining flat as originally predicted,...

Global demand for BD discs may grow to 400 million units in 2012, says PIDA

Newswatch - May 14, 12:31

Taiwan-based Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA) has indicated global demand for Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs is likely to grow from 210 million units in...

CMC sees profit in 1Q12

Apr 26, 12:26

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics has released financial results for first-quarter 2012, during which it generated net profit for the third consecutive quarter since returning to profitability...

CMC, Ritek post mixed sequential growth in March revenues

Apr 11, 16:37

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the two largest Taiwan-based makers of blank optical discs, saw revenues for March rise 16.09% and fall 6.74% respectively on month, according to the compa...

CMC posts 2011 net loss per share of NT$0.61

Apr 2, 10:49

CMC Magnetics, a Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, suffered a net loss per share of NT$0.61 for 2011, according to the company.

Industry sources link uptick in CMC, Ritek optical disc orders to concerns surrounding MBI financial issues

Mar 21, 01:25

Optical disc makers CMC Magnetics and Ritek have received new orders worth more than NT$10 billion (US$339 million) in total since early March.

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CMC Magnetics, Ritek expected to land OEM orders for optical discs from Mitsubishi Chemical, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 16, 10:21

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the largest Taiwan-based makers of blank optical discs, are expected to receive OEM orders for DVD and CD-R discs from Japan-based Mitsubishi Chemical which...

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

CMC November revenues hit 35-month high

Dec 9, 10:47

CMC Magnetics, which makes blank optical discs, has reported revenues of NT$1.772 billion (US$58.7 million) for November, hitting the highest in 35 months, and increasing 0.38% on...

Taiwan optical disc makers expect 10-20% sequential growth in 4Q11 revenues

Nov 17, 16:45

CMC Magnetics, Ritek and Gigastorage have fully utilized their optical disc production capacities and have received many orders, and therefore expect their revenues for the fourth...

CMC swings to profitability in 3Q11 following 17-quarter loss

Stockwatch - Oct 28, 11:22

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics recorded net profits of NT$52 million (US$1.8 million) in the third quarter of 2011, turning its operations back to profitability, after suffering...

CMC to swing in profit in 3Q11, says newspaper

Newswatch - Oct 4, 10:38

Taiwan-based optical disc maker CMC Magnetics expects its business to turn into profitability in third-quarter 2011 and improve further in the fourth quarter due to growing demand...

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...

Taiwan optical disc makers using more capacity to make CD-Rs

Aug 8, 11:27

Taiwan-based optical disc makers, mainly CMC Magnetics, Ritek and Gigastorage, have increased proportions of their total production capacities for CD-R discs from 30% to 60-70% because...

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 2Q11 optical disc capacity falls 50% on year

May 23, 10:48

Total production capacity of CD-R and DVD blank optical discs in Taiwan in the second quarter of 2011 has decreased by an estimated 50% from the same period of 2010, according to...

Optical disc makers cut output to stabilize prices

May 13, 10:19

As first-tier Taiwan-based makers of blank optical discs, including CMC Magnetics, Ritek and Gigastorage, have reduced output by 20-30% since the beginning of 2011 and most second-tier...

CMC, Ritek may hike optical disc quotes to reflect hiked cost

Apr 13, 10:59

In response to continual hikes in the cost of optical-grade polycarbonate (PC), which now stands at US$3/kg, Taiwan-based blank optical disc makers CMC Magnetics and Ritek are likely...

CMC hikes DVD disc prices by 10%, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 14, 10:09

Taiwan-based CMC Magnetics has upward adjusted its March 2011 quotes for blank DVD discs by 10% to reflect increased polycarbonate costs, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

CMC, Gigastorage cut output of optical discs

Feb 23, 11:38

Taiwan-based CMC Magnetics and Gigastorage have reduced production of CD-R and DVD-R/+R blank discs by as much as one-third from 2009 to cope with shrinking global demand, according...

Taiwan optical disc production value expected to rise in 2011

Jan 19, 11:52

Although total unit shipments to the global optical disc market are shrinking, the growth for the Blu-ray Disc (BD) segment is expected to boost Taiwan-based makers' production value...

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...

CMC Magnetics debuts electrical amphibious car targeting China market

Nov 5, 01:20

CMC Magnetics on November 4 unveiled Thru Bus, an electrical amphibious vehicle developed by affiliates of the CMC Group, which will target the China market, according to company...

CMC solar subsidiaries turn profitable

Oct 27, 01:00

CMC Magnetics subsidiaries Sunwell Technology and Sun Q Solar have turned profitable. Thin-film module maker Sunwell said on October 26 that orders remain strong and full capacity...

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...

CMC eyeing movie theater business in China

Oct 11, 12:03

Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs CMC Magnetics has seen a good return from investment on a theater chain in Taiwan, and is talking with real estate developers in China to...

CMC Magnetics sees September revenues decline

Stockwatch - Oct 8, 17:03

CMC Magnectics, the largest Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, on October 8 reported unaudited consolidated revenues of NT$2.087 billion (US$65.5 billion) for September, slipping...

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...

Taiyo Yuden may release OEM orders to CMC, Ritek, says newspaper

Sep 29, 10:57

Japan-based Taiyo Yuden has decided to reduce its monthly capacity of blank CD-R and DVD optical discs by 40.9% from 110 million discs currently to 65 million discs to cope with increased...

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