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  • Last update: Tuesday 11 February 2014 [118 news items]

Computer storage industry declines in 2013 despite robust growth of SSDs, says IHS

Feb 11, 14:54

A near-doubling of the market for solid-state drives was unable to help the computer-related storage industry in 2013, which slid 5% in shipments because of continuing contractions...

Lite-On Technology to take over Lite-On IT

Jan 31, 11:22

Taiwan-based EMS provider Lite-On Technology has announced plans to increase its stake in Lite-On IT, a Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) and SSD (solid-state drive) maker, from...

Lite-On IT December revenues drop

Jan 9, 10:59

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.38 billion (US$116 million) for December, slipping 6.6% on month and 16.5% on year...

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 to gradually lower ODD revenues proportion to 30% in 2015, says CEO

Dec 14, 11:03

Lite-On IT will adjust the structure of its production to gradually decrease the proportion of consolidated revenues from optical disc drives (ODDs) from over 70% in 2012 to 30% in...

Lite-On IT cuts ODD personnel

Dec 13, 14:12

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reduced its staff due to decreasing ODM production for Japan-based vendor Sony Optiarc, which has decided to withdraw from...

Windows 8 promoting decreased ODD penetration in notebooks, say Taiwan makers

Dec 12, 15:11

While the proportion of notebooks equipped with slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) is on the decline due to demand for thinner devices, Windows 8 is increasing the reduction because...

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,...

Vendors to replace H/H ODDs with slim-type models for desktops in 3Q13, say Taiwan makers

Nov 26, 15:17

Vendors will replace half-height (H/H) optical disc drivers (ODDs) used in desktop PCs with slim-type ODDs used in notebooks beginning third-quarter 2013 due to cost consideration,...

Coping with the shrinking ODD business: Q&A with Lite-On IT CEO Danny Liao

Oct 22, 14:53

As the proportion of notebooks equipped with slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs) is on the decline and use of cloud computing-based storage is on the rise, the optical disc storage...

Lite-On IT CEO Danny Liao

Taiwan PC-use ODD makers expect 5-10% sequential drop in 3Q12 shipments

Sep 24, 14:50

Taiwan-based PC-use optical disc drive (ODD) makers originally expected increased orders for ODDs used in windows 8 PCs in September but actually have not seen orders increase and...

Taiwan FTC fines four international ODD makers for cartel

Sep 21, 16:07

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) on September 20 meted out fines totaling NT$54 million (US$1.84 million) in an antitrust probe against four major optical disk drive (ODD) make...

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,...

7mm slim-type ODDs infeasible in cost, say Taiwan makers

Aug 28, 16:22

Intel, in order to promote ultrabooks, has proposed new specifications for components to fit thickness of such slim notebook models, including reduction in thickness of slim-type...

Lite-On IT conservative about 3Q12 operation

Aug 27, 11:13

Lite-On IT, which makes optical disc drives (ODDs), holds conservative business outlook and expects revenues and shipments in third-quarter 2012 to remain unchanged at best from the...

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 expects 5-10% sequential growth in 3Q12 revenues

Jun 13, 14:12

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has forecast its consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 will increase by 5-10% sequentially.

Lite-On IT expected to see 22.6% growth in 2Q12 revenues

Newswatch - May 14, 15:38

Lite-On IT, a Taiwan-based maker of optical disc drives (ODDs), will see its consolidated revenues for the second quarter increase by 22.6% on quarter to NT$14.78 billion (US$503...

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 March revenues up sequentially

Stockwatch - Apr 9, 16:35

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.47 billion (US$151 million) for March, increasing 17.1% on month but decreasing 7.1% on year....

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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Lite-On IT, Quanta Storage see January revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Feb 10, 16:09

Optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reported January consolidated revenues of NT$3.77 billion (US$127 million), dropping 7.1% on month and 24.7% on year. Fellow maker Quanta...

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...

Market for hard drives and other storage devices expands despite challenges, says IHS iSuppli

Oct 13, 14:21

Shipments of storage devices for computers rose across the board during the second quarter, resulting from the March earthquake in Japan after panicked manufacturers strove to replenish...

Lite-On IT September revenues hit record

Oct 6, 11:26

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT has reported unaudited consolidated revenues of NT$6.39 billion (US$215 million) for September, hitting a record for the second...

Taiwan slim-type ODD makers eyeing high-end ultrabooks

Oct 5, 10:53

While the required slimness of ultrabook renders it quite unlikely for such notebooks to be equipped slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs), Taiwan-based makers plan to reduce the thickness...

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...

Lite-On IT July revenues rise

Aug 9, 11:07

Taiwan-based optical disc drive (ODD) maker Lite-On IT on August 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.45 billion (US$189 million) for July, growing 8.92% on month and by 17.50%...

Lite-On IT looks to moderate growth in 3Q11 shipments and revenues

Aug 5, 12:33

Optical disc drive maker Lite-On IT expects its shipments as well as revenues to post a moderate sequential growth in the third quarter due to a high base recorded in the second quarter...

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