Sunday, February 25, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
MWC: HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series and the First 3GPP 5G CPE
Intel to Bring 5G Technology at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
ZTE Launches the $80 Tempo Go Android Oreo Device
‌MWC: New Nokia Phones Including Nokia 8 Sirocco Released
Nokia CEO Announces 5G Rollouts
Samsung Galaxy S9 is Official With Dual Cameras, Super Slow-mo and AR Emoji
LG V30S ThinQ Smartphone With Integrated AI Debuts at MWC 2018
MWC: The Cat S61 Smartphone Measures Distances, Senses the Quality of Air
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 > Taiwane...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, March 04, 2005
Taiwanese 6C alliance lowers DVD royalty fees


The 6C alliance, a DVD patent pool group composed of Hitachi, Matsushita Electric (with brand name Panasonic), JVC, Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Time Warner and IBM, on March 2 announced a reduction in its DVD royalty charge rates by 10%-25%, effective on June 30 this year and retroactive to January 1, 2005.

In response, major manufacturers of optical discs and optical disc drives in Taiwan expressed the belief that they would not benefit substantially from the royalty cut.

BenQ, Lite-On IT, Quanta Storage, Asustek Computer and Hon Hai Precision Industry (with Foxconn as trade name), almost all of the makers of DVD-ROM drives and DVD burners in Taiwan at present, have already cooperated technologically with the 6C alliance or the 3C alliance (Philips Electronics, Sony, Pioneer, LG Electronics) or 1C (France-based Thomson) at more or less different modes, and therefore the royalty reduction by the 6C alliance does not mean much for them.

For leading Taiwanese makers of blank DVD discs such as CMC Magnetics and Ritek, OEM prices have dropped to US$0.3-0.5 of which the current royalty fees account for as much as 15%-25%, leaving the decrease of US$0.01 (from US$0.075 to US$0.065) in royalty payment to count for little, Taiwanese makers of optical discs pointed out.

However, makers of DVD players/recorders in China are expected to benefit considerable from the royalty cut, for most of them are not under licensed use of 6C, 3C, or 1C patents. According to Zhonglun-Kumtong, a Beijing-based law firm authorized by the 6C alliance for the China market, the alliance will amend its licensing program to offer many choices of using its patents and adjust down royalty charge rates for some patents for Chinese makers.


Previous
Next
Sanyo relases Xacti DMX-C5 camera        All News        Ricoh Caplio R2: 5,0 Megapixel, 4.8x optical zoom lens and 2,5" LCD
Sony Ends PSX Production     Optical Storage News      MovieProfiler.com adds an emotional twist to movie searching

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
DVD6C Lowers Royalty Fees for DVD Players
DVD Licensing Group Lowers Royoalty Fees For DVD Players and Recorders
DVD6C Licensing Group Revises Licensing Rates For DVD-ROMs
DVD6C Lowers Royalty Rates for DVD Read-only Discs
DVD6C Files Lawsuit Against CDI Media
DVD6C Terminates Patent License Agreement with Canadian Premium Disc
DVD6C To Collect $4.4 million Royalty Fee From Chinese DVD Maker
DVD6C Sues American Media International Over DVD Patents
DVD6C Reduces Royalties For DVD Read-only Discs
DVD6C And Axiom Settle Licensing Diputes
DVD6C Commences Arbitration to Collect Royalties From ChangZhou
DVD6C commences Additional Arbitrations to Collect Licensing Royalties

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .