Sunday, August 20, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
YouTube TV expands to new markets
Facebook Tests News Stories Customized to Users' Interests
Google Home Now Supports Free Calls
Asus Unveils the ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro, and ZenFone 4 Selfie
Nokia 8 Shipped With ZEISS Optics
Apple is Getting Serious in TV Shows and Film Prospect
Acer's New 4K Projectors Bring the Benefits of Cinema Home
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye in Autonomous Driving Team
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Japanes...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Saturday, September 11, 2004
Japanese giants size up blue laser production


NEC, Toshiba and Matsushita all plan to start manufacturing blue diode lasers next year, according to reports in Japan.

A raft of major Japanese electronics firms will begin mass production of blue diode lasers next year, claims the Tokyo-based Nihon Keizai Shimbun business newspaper.

The firms listed in the report include NEC, Toshiba, Matsushita, Sony, Sharp and Sanyo.

Until now, fellow Japanese company Nichia, which has a licensing agreement with Sony, has had a stranglehold on the blue laser market. Nichia itself has a new building already primed to meet the expected increase in demand for the devices in next-generation data storage applications.

The report says that NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices will begin sample shipments in the first half of 2005, with lasers manufactured by NEC Kansai Ltd. and assembly outsourced to another company in Japan.

Meanwhile, Toshiba is reported to have developed production technology to bring the cost of a laser to about $46 per unit. It is also believed to be starting mass production of lasers in the first half of next year, as well as releasing a DVD recorder.

Matsushita, which told Compound Semiconductor magazine earlier this year that it hoped to manufacture devices on GaN substrates, recently released a DVD recorder featuring a blue laser made by Nichia. It plans to introduce products featuring its own lasers next year, says the report.


Previous
Next
Sigma announces new flash unit and four lenses        All News        Sony offers Cyber-shot M1 digital camera
Taiyo Yuden announces 'Special Collection Gold Disc'     Optical Storage News      CMC to increase output of 16x DVD+R discs

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Toshiba's SG6 SSD Client SSD Uses 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
Toshiba Announces NVMe over Fabrics Software Technology, Enterprise-Class SSDs with 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
Toshiba Stops Blocking Western Digital Access to Chip JV, Invests in new chip line without Western Digital
Toshiba Unveils Single Package NVMe Client SSD Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
Toshiba to Notify Western Digital Before Closing a Memory Sale
Toshiba TR200 SSD Series Uses 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
Toshiba Resumed Blocking Western Digital Access to JV Database
Court Says Western Digital Should Have Access Toshiba's Technical Databases
Toshiba in Talks with Western Digital, Foxconn Over Memory Unit Sale
Western Digital Responds to Toshiba's Actions
Toshiba Delays Chip Unit Deal, Sues Western Digital
Western Digital Resubmits Bid for Toshiba Chip Unit

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .