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  • Last update: Friday 25 October 2013 [89 news items]

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...

Some optical disc makers plan to step into light guide plate production

Jan 15, 21:26

Some Taiwan-based blank optical disc makers, including CMC Magnetics, Prodisc Technology and Gigastorage, plan to diversify business operations by stepping into the production of...

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...

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 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

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Lite-On IT posts 1H11 net EPS of NT$1.51

Aug 26, 15:00

Optical drive maker Lite-On IT has reported net profit of NT$1.427 billion (US$49 million) for the first half of 2011, translating into net EPS of NT$1.51.

China rare earth export controls to increases hard drive prices by 5-10%

Aug 18, 01:35

The China government's export control policy for rare earth elements, a key material for hard drive's, will increase ASPs in the retail channel by 5-10% as hard drive makers are facing...

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...

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...

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...

Gigastorage expects optical disc production to break even in June

May 19, 16:15

Gigastorage, a second-tier Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, has raised its quotes each month since March 2011 and will continue to hike prices possibly until July, mainly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Price of optical disk raw material starts dropping in 4Q10

Jan 13, 02:05

International pricing for optical-grade polycarbonate and tetrafluoro-propanol (TFP), which are used in optical discs, started seeing a drop in the fourth quarter of 2010, and with...

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...

Taiwan optical disc makers feel pressure from rising material costs

Oct 13, 11:54

International prices for optical-grade polycarbonate (PC), a main constituent of optical discs, have risen from US$2.2-2.3/kg around the end of 2009 to US$2.7-2.8/kg currently, while...

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...

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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 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.

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 4Q 2009

    Taiwan's ODD shipments defied seasonal patterns and grew 3.1% sequentially in the fourth quarter, thanks to strong demand for notebooks.

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 3Q 2009

    Recovery in the PC market boosted Taiwan's optical disc drive (ODD) shipments by 25.1% to 21.25 million units in the third quarter of 2009.

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 2Q 2009

    Taiwan shipped 14.8 million optical disc drives (ODDs) in the second quarter of 2009, up 7.8% sequentially, as market demand for PCs started to recover and triggered clients such...

  • Taiwan ODD sector – 1Q 2009

    Taiwan shipped 13.7 million optical disc drives (ODDs) in the first quarter of 2009, down 16.5% sequentially and 28.6% from the same period one year earlier.

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