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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...

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...

Two second-tier Taiwan-based optical disc makers step into Blu-ray Disc

Oct 5, 14:17

Optodisc Technology and Infomedia, two second-tier Taiwan-based makers of blank DVD discs, have stepped into production of 25GB single-sided single-layer Blu-ray Disc (BD), with the...

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...

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...

Guangdong Province accounts for 50% of optical disc capacity in China, says report

Aug 27, 10:47

The total production capacity of 2.8 billion CD-R and DVD optical discs a year in Guangdong Province, southern China, accounts for 50% of the total production in China, according...

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...

Polycarbonate prices climb to high of NT$100/kg

Jul 14, 11:09

Quotes for polycarbonate, a key material for making optical discs, have continually hiked from NT$70 (US$2.12)/kg in early 2010 to over NT$100/kg, the highest ever on record, according...

Taiwan to account for 25% of PC-use ODD market in 2010, says MIC

Jul 6, 12:28

Taiwan-based ODM/OEM and own-brand makers will ship 40.13 million PC-use optical disc drives in total during the second half of 2010 to reach 78.01 million units for the whole year,...

CMC says optical disc prices to continue rising through year-end

Jun 3, 14:00

Optical disc maker CMC Magnetics will raise quotes in July, with the upward price trend expected to continue through the end of the year to reflect the rising costs of polycarbonate,...

CMC Magnetics to hike optical disc prices in June, says paper

Newswatch - May 25, 11:22

Taiwan-based optical disc maker CMC Magnetics will raise its quotes by 5-10% in June to reflect continued increases in the material cost of polycarbonate, the Chinese-language Commercial...

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 and Ritek see mixed growth in April revenues

May 11, 14:39

Optical disc makers CMC Magnetics and Ritek have reported mixed revenues for April, with the former seeing a decrease and the latter increases on month and year.

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...

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,...

Optical disc makers CMC, Ritek see mixed on-year growth in February 2010 revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:23

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the two largest Taiwan-based makers of blank optical discs, saw February revenues drop 29.86% and rise 11.14%, respectively, on year.

Ritek, Gigastorage not to hike optical disc prices

Feb 24, 10:39

Although Taiwan-based optical disc maker CMC Magnetics has raised its quotes by 5-10% to reflect increased costs of polycarbonate, fellow competitors Ritek and Gigastorage have indicated...

Lite-On IT sees January 2010 revenues down on month, up on year

Feb 10, 15:48

Optical drive maker Lite-On IT has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.82 billion (US$151 million) for January 2010, slipping 6.8% on month but rising 72.8% on year.

Optical disc prices may rise due to increased costs of polycarbonate

Feb 1, 15:26

Procurement prices for polycarbonate, a key material to make blank optical discs, have been rising for a while, but Taiwan-based disc makers have not yet hiked their quotes, according...

Ritek to purchase optical disc equipment from Daxon

Jan 25, 11:46

Ritek, on January 22, announced that it has signed an MOU with fellow Taiwan-based Daxon to purchase the latter's optical disc manufacturing equipment at a total price of up to NT$500...

Optical disc makers CMC, Ritek see mixed results in December

Jan 11, 11:15

Taiwan-based optical disc makers CMC Magnetics and Ritek have reported unaudited revenues for December 2009, with the former seeing a decrease to NT$1.403 billion (US$43.4 million)...

Optical disc makers CMC, Ritek see mixed results in November

Stockwatch - Dec 11, 10:23

Taiwan-based optical disc maker CMC Magnetics' unaudited November revenues reached NT$1.504 billion (US$46.5 million), dropping 13.19% on month and 25.19% on year, while fellow maker...

Blu-ray Disc gaining popularity in consumer segment

Nov 20, 10:37

Global demand for Blu-ray Disc (BD) players and movie discs is expected to steadily increase as average retail prices for players will drop from US$193 currently to US$77 in 2012...

Taiwan pre-recorded disc maker U-Tech gets tiny stake in Feng Sheng

Aug 6, 15:44

U-Tech Media, the largest Taiwan-based pre-recorded optical disc maker, on August 5 announced it has invested NT$1.05 million (US$32,100) to acquire a 0.3% stake in fellow maker Feng...

Optical disc maker Princo fronts security deposit in order to pursue CD-R royalty case with Philips

Jul 20, 15:53

Second-tier Taiwan-based optical disc maker, Princo, has offered a security deposit of NT$300 million (US$9.1 million) in cash and stocks to a northern Taiwan court in an attempt...

Ritek succeeds in trial production of thin-film PV modules, paper says

Newswatch - Jul 17, 10:36

Taiwan-based optical disc maker Ritek has claimed success in its trial production of 600x1,200mm CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules at an energy...

Ability Group may take control of pre-recorded optical disc maker Feng Sheng

Jul 14, 10:47

Feng Sheng Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of pre-recorded optical discs, has decided to issue 20 million new shares for private placement at NT$10.5 per share to raise additional...

Quanta to appeal US$52 million fine for patent infringement

Jul 8, 15:27

A US federal court in Texas has ruled that Taiwan-based Quanta Computer infringed optical disc drive patents owned by Japan-based LaserDynamics and awarded compensation of US$52 mi...

Optical disc drive supplies to remain tight in 3Q09

Jul 3, 10:14

The supply of optical disc drives used in notebook and desktops will remain tight in the third quarter of 2009 due to a shortage of pick-up heads (PUHs), according to industry sources...

Ritek, CMC to expand Blu-ray Disc capacities, says newspaper

Newswatch - Jun 30, 11:43

Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker Ritek will expand its monthly Blu-ray Disc (BD) capacity from one million discs currently to two million discs in the third quarter of 2009,...

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