Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Orange to Buy Spanish Operator Jazztel
US Government Data Requests Increased: Google
Wi-Fi Alliance Enhances Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct
Canon Develops New Wireless Device For Storing Photos
Google Adds A Steering Wheel To Its Self-Driving Cars
MediaTek Launches Low -power MT7628 SoC for Routers And IoT Gateways
SanDisk Introduces Ultra-fast, High-Capacity microSD UHS-I Memory Card
Updated iSDIO Specification Adds Contactless Data Transfer With TransferJet
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 > CMC and...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, September 25, 2006
CMC and Ritek Lose CD-R Patent License


Philips has reportedly revoked CD-R disc patent licenses for CMC Magnetics and Ritek, the top two producers of optical discs in Taiwan, as well as Prodisc Technology and Lead Data, two second-tier makers.

The companies are not listed in the list of CD-R licensees published on Philips Intellectual Property & Standards' (PIPS') global website.

Philips' withdrawal of CD-R licensing was due to the Taiwan-based makers, except for Ritek, violating existing licensing contracts, industry sources in Taiwan cited Philips as saying. Ritek lost licensing because its contract with Philips expired in May of this year, the sources noted.

Philips has been pushing for CD-R disc makers to adopt its new Veeza licensing scheme. As no Taiwan-based makers have accepted Veeza so far, the revoking of licenses is interpreted as Philips applying pressure on CD-R disc makers in Taiwan to sign up for Veeza, the sources pointed out.

Prodisc confirmed it received notification of license revocation from Philips late last month, according to the Digitimes.com web-site. Since the revocation of patent licenses is expected to prevent exports of CD-R discs to Europe and the US, CMC, Ritek, Prodisc and Lead Data all indicated they will soon meet to discuss how to handle the situation.

CMC, however, is still licensed to use Philips' patents for DVD+R/-R and DVD+RW/-RW discs while Ritek is still a licensee for DVD+R/-R and DVD+RW discs, according to the PIPS website. Currently, Daxon Technology and E-Top Mediatek are the only two Taiwan-based makers listed on the website licensed to use Philips CD-R patents.


Previous
Next
ATI Unveils "Vista-Ready" Mobility Radeon Graphics Processors        All News        Fujifilm Details New FinePix S5 Pro
New Aleratec LightScribe DVD/CD Publishing System Enables Fast, Easy Disc Labeling, Copying     Optical Storage News      NTI Offers One Day Free Download of New USB Storage Partitioning, Encryption Software

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

Related News
Ritek Releases New BD-R DL 6X Discs
RiDATA M-Disc DVD-Rs Now Available
Ritek Blu-ray M-Disc Available In August
RITEK Launched Recordable Permanent Storage - M-DISC DVD
Taiwanese Optical Disc Makers To Diversify Their Production
CMC Magnetics Showcases BDXL Discs At CES
Optical Disc Prices To Rise In 2H13
RITEK To Showcase BDXL Blu-Ray Discs in Computex
Ritek And CMC Receive To Benefit From Moser Baer Finacial Troubles
RITEK Launches Capless USB 3.0 Flash Drive
CMC Magnetics Certified For 6x BD-R DL Manufacturing
RITEK USB3.0 Storage Products Launched at Computex Taipei

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 .