"..Oak Technology today announced the launch of its new analog front-end controller product line for the compact disk-recordable/rewritable (CD-R/RW) market. With its high level of integration, advanced power management and leading edge read-write performance (up to 12x write, 40x read), the OTI-9071 controller, used in conjunction with the OTI-9790 R/RW controller, provides a low cost, high performance CD-RW drive solution for both desktop personal computer (PC) and portable PC applications, as well as consumer audio products. As a result, external peripheral requirements for CD-RW drives based on Oak's OTI-9071/9790 solution are minimized -- microprocessor, flash/EEPROM, and track buffer memory.
Oak Technology's OTI-9071 solution is sampling now and will be in volume production in early summer of the year 2000. Pricing for the OTI-9071 is $6.50 for quantities exceeding 10,000 controllers.."