Unedited press release follows:
Tokyo/Kahl, May 2, 2013 – The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS) reports the conclusion of a contract for the sale of a BLULINE II replication machine to the Memory-Tech Corporation, the largest independent disc manufacturer in Japan. Hence, the Memory-Tech Corporation is already ordering its extended Blu-ray production line from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES.
Memory-Tech is a leading supplier in the optical disc segment in Japan and offers comprehensive solutions for the media sector. Takeshi Komiyama, Managing Director of the Memory-Tech Corporation comments: “We have chosen a machine from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES once again, since we can only satisfy the high quality requirements and the increasing demand by our customers with this. With SINGULUS’ Blu-ray production technology we are equipped for the future of digital media. It is particularly interesting for our development efforts of a new Blu-ray disc format.”
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, remarks: “We are pleased about this additional order and view it as a sign of confidence in our BLULINE II machine technology.”
Background Memory-Tech Corporation
In 1985, Memory-Tech Corporation has been established as a joint venture by Mitsubishi Corporation and Tokyo Denka Corporation. The company has expanded its business and became Japan’s largest independent disc manufacturer in the following years. In 1997, Memory-Tech became a Microsoft certified CD-ROM manufacturer, and in 2000 it started the manufacturing of DVD-ROM. In 2008 Memory-Tech started BD production.
Memory-Tech creates with integrated audio services from audio/music production to CD/DVD mastering at its own mastering studio for high-end sound quality. Additionally, the Memory-Tech group provides BD/DVD compression and authoring services, 3D services, 2D to 3D conversion services, and CG/VFX creation.
Profile SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES:
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES develops innovative technologies for efficient production processes, which only make use of resources conservatively. New production technology combined with sustainable processes and the use of novel materials can decouple the use of resources from economic growth in the long-term. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES’ innovative power and competitiveness are strengthened by these new technologic developments.
With its Optical Disc segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is the market leader for CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc production equipment. As the only engineering company worldwide SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES today already provides the machine technology for Blu-ray Discs with a storage volume of about 100 GB.
In the Solar division SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is a recognized supplier for new machines concepts and production processes for crystalline and thin-film solar cells, which increase the efficiency of solar cells and reduce their production costs. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES establishes itself as a development partner and machine supplier for technologies enabling a sustainable energy provision on the basis of renewable energies.
In the Semiconductor segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES focuses its activities on the vacuum coating of wafers with ultra-thin layers for the production of MRAM memory, thin-film write/read heads and other semiconductor applications.
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES continues to expand its know-how in vacuum coating, the automation and process technology as well as the integration of manufacturing lines in order to develop new work areas. Further areas of application are in the focus of a potential acquisition.