Friday 19 June 2020
Quanta Storage and HP reach settlement over ODD lawsuits
Quanta Storage has reached a settlement with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in a legal battle sparked by the US vendor's accusations against the Taiwanese firm over alleged price-fixing for...
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Quanta Storage to appeal ruling favoring HP
Quanta Storage will file an appeal against a US court ruling in favor of HP, which accuses the Taiwan-based company and six other disk-drive makers of participating in a price-fixing...
Tuesday 11 February 2014
Computer storage industry declines in 2013 despite robust growth of SSDs, says IHS
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...
Thursday 31 January 2013
Lite-On Technology to take over Lite-On IT
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...
Wednesday 9 January 2013
Lite-On IT December revenues drop
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...
Thursday 27 December 2012
1Q13 ODD shipments to fall sequentially by 5-10%, say Taiwan makers
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...
Friday 14 December 2012
Lite-On IT to gradually lower ODD revenues proportion to 30% in 2015, says CEO
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...
Thursday 13 December 2012
Lite-On IT cuts ODD personnel
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...
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Windows 8 promoting decreased ODD penetration in notebooks, say Taiwan makers
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...
Wednesday 5 December 2012
Lite-On IT pushes for 3.5-4 million SSD shipments in 2013
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,...
Monday 26 November 2012
Vendors to replace H/H ODDs with slim-type models for desktops in 3Q13, say Taiwan makers
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,...
Monday 22 October 2012
Coping with the shrinking ODD business: Q&A with Lite-On IT CEO Danny Liao
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...
Monday 24 September 2012
Taiwan PC-use ODD makers expect 5-10% sequential drop in 3Q12 shipments
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...
Friday 21 September 2012
Taiwan FTC fines four international ODD makers for cartel
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...
Thursday 13 September 2012
Future uncertainty keeps ODD makers away from developing thinner models
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,...
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