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Duplico Purchases Singulus Blu-ray Replication Line

Singulus Technologies AG announced that it has sold one of its BLULINE II Blu-ray Disc replication systems to Duplico 2000 S.L. (Duplico), a CD, DVD and now Blu-ray manufacturer with production facilities in Barcelona, Spain.

According to the statement, the BLULINE II is designed for the economical production of prerecorded (BD-ROM) 25 GB single-layer (SL) and 50 GB dual-layer (DL) discs according to the specifications issued by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). All production steps from moulding, cooling, metalizing, wet-embossing, lacquering and UV curing to quality inspection are incorporated in the BLULINE II.

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Unedited press release follows:

Duplico 2000 S.L. in Spain enters the Blu-ray Market with a BLULINE II Replication Line from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES
19. Oktober 2010

Barcelona/Kahl, October 19, 2010 – SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS) announces the sale of a BLULINE II Single Layer and Dual Layer Replication System to Duplico 2000 S.L. (Duplico), a major CD and DVD manufacturer in Spain, now entering the Blu-ray market.

“Since year 2000 we have been working successfully with SINGULUS CD and DVD mastering as well as replication systems. Now we are ready to step into the Blu-ray market and enhance our business activities with the implementation of a BLULINE II. Once again, the high quality and reliability of the SINGULUS system will help us to maintain a competitive edge and broaden our portfolio with the manufacturing of all optical disc pre-recorded formats, such as CD, DVD and Blu-ray” comments Mr. Vicente Bernabeu Ferràs, CEO of Duplico.

The BLULINE II from SINGULUS is designed for the economical production of Blu-ray Discs (BD ROM Single Layer and Dual Layer – BD ROM SL/DL), according to the specifications issued by the BDA. All production steps from molding, cooling, metallizing, wet-embossing, lacquering and UV curing to quality inspection are incorporated in the BLULINE II. Its functionality, speed and design set a new benchmark for the industry. Blu-ray production systems from SINGULUS are “3D ready” and a secure investment for future optical disc production.

Background Duplico 2000 S.L.
Duplico is a Spanish replicator of DVDs, CDs and video tapes with production facilities in Barcelona. The company is working with a team of highly qualified professionals with broad experience in this sector, ensuring quality and production efficiency.

In year 2000, Duplico started a technology renewal process in order to adapt to new market demands. Today, Duplico works for renowned film studios, using the most up-to-date duplication/replication machinery currently available on the market.

SINGULUS is the only company worldwide providing the complete value chain for all optical disc formats: Mastering, Molding, Replication. Up to now, SINGULUS has delivered more than 80 Blu-ray disc production machines to customers around the world. The latest technologic developments enable additional new applications for the Blu-ray format in the future. For this, amongst others, Blu-ray discs for the new 3D movie and television technology in HD-quality are required.

SINGULUS will considerably expand its activities in the Solar segment and intensify its market activities. Accordingly, new equipment for the photovoltaics industry will be introduced to the market. The company’s target is to position itself at the forefront for the introduction of new technologies with respect to silicon as well as thin-film solar technology. In the future due to the available technologies, know-how and personal capabilities SINGULUS will not only supply individual machines and equipment to the solar market but will also actively market complete systems with process know-how. The enhancement of the strategy – to become OEM supplier as well as system provider – will offer the company new and additional opportunities.