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Memory-Tech Ready to Mass-Produce Dual- and Triple-layer Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs
Memory-Tech Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Yutaka Ueda) today announced that it is ready to mass-produce all types of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs (UHD BDs: a next-generation Blu-ray format)*, including a large-capacity triple-layer variety.
Memory-Tech, which is one of the early members of the Technical Expert Group of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), has been developing and manufacturing official test discs for UHD BD. The company has been also working on a technology to mass-produce larger-capacity UHD BDs, which are essential to take full advantage of the enhanced video resolution that the UHD BD format provides.
We have recently developed a technology to create higher-density master discs for UHD BDs, using a narrowly focused laser beam from an optical unit of our own design mounted on a laser beam recorder. We have also built an automated production line for triple-layer UHD BDs. These two latest innovations have paved the way for us to start mass-producing all types of UHD BDs, including 50-GB and 66-GB dual-layer discs and 100-GB triple-layer discs.
By the end of February 2016, we expect to increase the production capacity of triple-layer UHD BDs to 300,000 discs a month and that of dual-layer discs to 3 million discs a month.
As an optical disc manufacturer, Memory-Tech is committed to playing an instrumental role in making UHD BDs more widely available in the market.
* Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (UHD BD: a next-generation Blu-ray format)
The UHD BD format, which supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and BT.2020 (the standard for a wider color gamut defined by the International Telecommunication Union), is capable of recording video content in 4K resolution. BDA started licensing the format in August 2015. Major Hollywood studios in the United States have announced the release of motion pictures on