Oak Technology announced today that it has joined the DVD+RW (Digital
Versatile Disk plus Re-Writable) Alliance. The alliance is a voluntary group
of industry-leading personal computing manufacturers, optical storage and
electronics manufacturers dedicated to developing and promoting a
universally compatible, rewritable DVD format to enable convergence between
personal computing and consumer electronics products.
In joining the alliance, Oak Technology agrees to market, develop and
produce DVD+RW components in the 2001-2002 time frame and to lend its name
and logo to promotional materials related to the new recording format.
"Oak Technology recognizes that the DVD+RW format is an extremely versatile
and attractive technology due to its backwards compatibility to consumer DVD
and DVD-ROM as well as CD and CD-ROM," said Shlomo Waser, senior vice
president and general manager of Oak's Optical Storage Group (OSG). "We are
joining the alliance to demonstrate our support for the format, which is one
of several popular DVD recordable formats that will be supported by our
optical storage controller technology."
Oak Technology is currently developing DVD recordable controller solutions
that will support all of the major DVD recording formats, including DVD+RW,
DVD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RAM.