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CMC Magnetics Inks Optical Disc Licensing Agreement with Taiyo Yuden

CMC Magnetics announced that it has signed a license agreement with Taiyo Yuden to use the company’s practical knowledge, patents, media IDs and trademarks related to writable CD and DVD discs.

SABIC Unveils Latest Polycarbonate Resin

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) announced its latest transparent polycarbonate (PC) plastic resin for high-volume extrusion, custom compounding, general purpose and optical-quality applications.

Pioneer BDR-205 Firmware Update

Pioneer Electronics has released new firmware for its current 12x BDR-205 and BDR-S05 Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders.

Pioneer BDR-205 Firmware Update

Pioneer Electronics has released new firmware for its current 12x BDR-205 and BDR-S05 Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders.

CMC and Ritek Unscathed by Earthquake

CMC Magnetics and Ritek Corporation announced that their operations were not significantly affected by the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Kaohsiung, Taiwan on March 4, 2010.

Ritek, Gigastorage Won’t Raise Disc Prices

DIGITIMES reports that while CMC Magnetics says that it has increased its quotes for DVDs and CDs by 5% to 10% (due to polycarbonate price hikes), Ritek and Gigastorage do not intend to follow suit.

Blu-ray Important to CMC

DIGITIMES reports that CMC Magnetics’ chairman Robert Wong expects Blu-ray Disc (BD) shipments to comprise 10% of his company’s revenues in Q2, rising to 20% in Q3 2010. Gross margins for BDs currently range from 30% to 40%.

CMC Increases Blu-ray Manufacturing Capacity

DIGITIMES reports that CMC Magnetics’ production capacity for writable Blu-ray Discs (BD) now stands at three million pieces per month.

Ritek and CMC Up and Down in December

DIGITIMES reports that CMC Magnetics and Ritek have announced unaudited revenues for Dec. 2009 of NT$1.403 billion (US$44.1 million) and NT$1.469 billion (US$46.1 million) respectively.

Philips Licenses Effective Until 2012

DIGITIMES has issued a correction of its January 4, 2009 report regarding Philips reducing the patent royalty it charges CMC Magnetics and Ritek on blank CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs.

Philips Slashes CD and DVD Disc Royalties

DIGITIMES reports that Royal Philips Electronics has reduced the patent royalty it charges CMC Magnetics and Ritek on blank CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs.

LightScribe Colour Background CD-R Discs Hit the Streets

Hewlett-Packard announced the widespread U.S. availability of five new colour backgrounds (red, orange, yellow, blue, green) for LightScribe CD-R discs.

HP LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling Review

What’s the best way to label a disc — marker? sticker? printer? The inventive folks at Hewlett-Packard think they have the answer with LightScribe, promising slick labels with fewer hassles. But does HP’s LightScribe live up to the hype?

Philips Introduces All Speed 16x DVD+R Disc

Philips Electronics announced that its latest blank DVD+R disc is the first to be approved for 1x to 16x recording speeds.

Mitsubishi Expands CD-R Disc Production

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation announced that it is increasing its production of CD-R discs and entering into a manufacturing and supply agreement with CMC Magnetics.