Thursday, August 28, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
UMC To Partner With Fujitsu On Chip Production
Samsung, LG Introduce New Smartwatches
Sharp, Pioneer Dissolve Their Capital Alliance
Nero 2015 is Coming At IFA
LaCie Ships the 48 TB Thunderbolt 2 Storage Solution
ALCATEL ONETOUCH Launches New Affordable Smartphones
ZOTAC Debuts the ZBOX PI320 pico
Dropbox Now Offers 1TB Pro plan for 10 Dollars
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > 2004 a ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 19, 2005
2004 a Very Tough Year for Optical Disc Manufacturers


While there was much technical progress made in the development and production of various and optical disc formats in 2004, many of the companies producing them had a very difficult time making a profit from their media operations.

The common grades of recordable optical disc media, mostly CD-Rs and DVD±Rs, were produced in very large numbers in 2004, but very little profit was made on any of them. The explanation is not difficult if you consider that even the highest grade CD-R discs have to be offered (by manufacturers) for less than $0.12 to large OEM buyers. The oversupply situation in DVD-Rs haunted all of the producers last year, and has not improved much during the first four months of 2005. Most of the estimates for full-year 2005 DVD±R output, which typically fall between 3.25 and 4.0 billion units shipped, will probably not be achieved.

Both CMC and Ritek, the two largest recordable optical disc manufacturers in the industry, went out of their way to note that their April sales revenues were the highest in an entire year. While this is true, and certainly is encouraging, they were still five percent or more below April 2004 revenues, and for the first four months of 2005, both companies' revenues were about 25 percent below the same period a year earlier. Both hope to become involved in the manufacture and sale of recordable high-definition optical disc media, whichever the type chosen as standard, or both types if this proves necessary. However, it will be some time before such products can add anything to their balance sheets.


Previous
Next
Matsushita and Sony do not budge on DVD format        All News        New Netscape browser launched
Matsushita and Sony do not budge on DVD format     Optical Storage News      DVD Player with Fingerprint Recognition

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Fake DVD Media Mislead Taiwanese Market
DVD Sales Nearing Global Peak
Taiwanese Makers of Optical Discs Continue to Dominate the Market, Despite Losses
Global Recordable DVD Demand Grows Sharply to 3.6 Billion Discs in 2005
OEM Prices of DVDR Discs to Further Rise in Q4
Ritek and CMC to Increase DVD DL Disc Production Volume
Japanese DVD Disc Makers to Outsource DVD Production to Taiwan
CMC Magnetics Shifting CD disc Capacity to DVD
DVD Recorder Market to Grow by 87% in 2005
DVD Disc Prices Set to Jump 10%
Write-Once Optical Disc Media in 2005
PUH shortage for 8x slim DVD burners in Taiwan

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .