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CMC and Ritek see December revenues drop on month

Jan 12, 10:06

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the two largest Taiwan-based makers of blank optical discs, saw sequential decreases 9.07% and 0.39%, respectivey, in their self-estimated revenues for December...

Ritek lands order for 6x BD-R discs from US

Newswatch - Jan 6, 10:46

Ritek, the second largest Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, has obtained an order for blank 6x Blu-ray Disc (BD)-R (recordable, write once) discs from a retail channel in...

Philips accuses Taiwan optical disc maker Lead Data of royalty underpayment

Stockwatch - Dec 26, 10:33

Royal Philips Electronics on December 16 charges filed with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court against Lead Data, a Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs and a licensee of Philips...

Ritek begins shipping solar modules

Dec 17, 11:23

Ritek, the second largest Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, on December 16 announced it made the first shipment of crystalline silicon solar modules earlier this month, with...

Polycarbonate price drops boost optical disc makers' margins, says newspaper

Newswatch - Dec 16, 10:33

International prices of optical-grade polycarbonate (PC) have further slipped from US$2.5/kg in November 2008 to about US$2.0/kg currently, and consequently Taiwan-based makers of...

Pioneer showcases 16-layer 400GB optical disc

Dec 1, 16:19

Pioneer is exhibiting its super multi-layer read-only optical disc which features 16 separate layers on a single side with 25GB storage capacity on each layer for a total capacity...

Optical disc makers benefit from polycarbonate price drops

Nov 28, 10:38

International prices of optical-grade polycarbonate (PC) have dropped by 11-17% from US$2.8-2.9/kg in the third quarter of 2008 to US$2.4-2.5/kg in the fourth quarter due to falls...

Taiwan maker U-Tech Media obtains OEM orders for BD movie discs from Hollywood

Oct 21, 11:11

U-Tech Media, the largest Taiwan-based OEM maker of pre-recorded optical discs, recently received urgent orders for several thousand Blu-ray Disc (BD) movie discs from major movie...

CMC and Ritek to hike DVD+R/-R OEM quotes for 4Q08

Sep 24, 01:10

CMC Magnetics and Ritek will increase OEM quotes for DVD+R/-R discs for the fourth quarter of 2008, with CMC to raise prices by 10-15% while Ritek will look at order volumes before...

CMC and Ritek suffer losses in 1H08

Sep 1, 10:40

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the top-two Taiwan-based optical disc makers, on August 29 released their financial reports for the first half of 2008, posting a net loss of NT$3.243 billion...

CMC Magnetics still seeing demand exceed supply

Aug 26, 01:00

CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwan-based OEM maker of blank optical discs, has received orders with the total volume exceeding its production capacity by 8%, despite the company increasing...

Optical disc makers see capacities booked despite price hikes

Aug 12, 01:15

Although CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwan-based OEM maker of blank optical discs, has raised its OEM quotes for CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs by 10% on average and some fellow makers in...

CMC and Ritek see July revenue rise

Aug 8, 11:54

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the top two Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, both reported a sequential revenue increase for July, with Ritek's revenues hitting its highest monthly...

Prodisc to continue optical disc production following request for corporate restructuring

Aug 7, 11:25

Prodisc Technology asserted that it will continue producing optical discs following its request with a local court for corporate restructuring and emergency measures, according to...

CMC Magnetics looking to hike optical disc OEM prices again in 4Q08

Jul 31, 01:15

CMC Magnetics, who plans to adjust its OEM quotes for blank CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs up by 10% on average in August according to a previous report,...

CMC Magnetics and Ritek to raise OEM prices for blank optical discs in August

Jul 30, 01:10

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the top-two Taiwan-based makers of blank optical discs, have decided to upward adjust their OEM quotes for blank CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs in August 2008. CMC...

Taiwan optical disc makers face hike in polycarbonate costs

Jun 19, 01:05

While the third quarter of each year is traditionally an off-peak period for Taiwan-based blank CD-R and DVD+R/-R disc makers, the third quarter of 2008 will potentially see makers...

CMC and Ritek to each raise US$200 million via private placement

Jun 16, 16:56

CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the top two Taiwan-based producers of blank optical discs, will each raise additional capital of US$200 million from target investors, according to the com...

Second-tier Taiwan-based optical disc makers suffer from shortage of TFP

Jun 9, 14:54

Second-tier Taiwan-based CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs producers are facing short supplies of TFP (tetrafluoro-propanol), a dye solvent used in the manufacture of optical discs, and consequently...

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