Monday, July 28, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
PNY Releases Coin Sized Micro M2 Flash Drive
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Logitech Announces Budget UC Headset
Amazon Offers New 3D Printed Products Store
Bose Says Beats Electronics Infringe its Patents
IBM Talks With Globalfoundries Stall Over Price: report
Verizon to Throttle "Unlimited" Data Users
Tablet Market Grows in Second Quarter
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 > CD-RW d...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, July 17, 2000
CD-RW drives for notebooks in short supply


"...Customers looking to burn music CDs on notebooks are finding recordable drives, and the laptop computers themselves, nearly impossible to come by. In yet another chapter in the ongoing saga of component shortages, PC makers say there are virtually no CD-rewritable (CD-RW) drives to incorporate into already-announced notebooks that feature the popular option.

Compaq Computer, Dell Computer and Gateway today confirmed they are having trouble obtaining slimline CD-RW drives, the slimmer version of CD-RW drives used in notebooks. Gateway stopped selling the drives six weeks ago but hopes to resume shipments as early as next week. Though the supply of notebook CD-RW drives is critically short, desktop counterparts have also become difficult--but not impossible--to find.

The problem isn't so much demand, say executives and analysts, but supply. A shortage of RF amplifiers, chips that boost radio signals that are used inside the drives, has busted the manufacturing chain. Cell phones and handheld computers also contain RF amplifiers, which has exacerbated the supply problem as those devices grow in popularity. As a result, drive inventory is so tight that some PC manufacturers have stopped selling notebook CD-RW drives, at least temporarily.

As a short-term workaround, Gateway decided to ship notebooks without CD-RW drives and treat them as add-on orders to be fulfilled when units are available, said a company representative. The San Diego-based PC maker estimates that about 20 percent of notebooks it sells have CD-RW drives rather than CD-ROM or DVD drives. Besides the immediate notebook CD-RW drive shortages, the larger units used in desktop PCs are increasingly difficult to find..."



Previous
Next
Windows Media Player 7 final (includes Audio CD-R engine)        All News        Windows Media Player 7 final (includes Audio CD-R engine)
Windows Media Player 7 final (includes Audio CD-R engine)     Optical Storage News      Windows Media Player 7 final (includes Audio CD-R engine)

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

Related News
CD-R And CD-RW Discs Represent $368 Million in 2013 - CD writers and CD Combo Disappearing
New SDXC And SDHC Memory Cards Support 4K2K Video
LCD TV Panel Shipments Dip in Q3 For The First Time
CDSA Releases Updated Version of its Content Protection Security Standard
Sharp Launches The LL-S201A 20-inch Multi-Touch Monitor
Strong Shipments Reported For High-Resolution Tablet Panels in 2013
LCD TV Panel Inventory Rises, Spurring Price Drops
Sharp AQUOS DR TVs Pack 500GB HDDs, Blu-ray Drives
Sharp To Launch Redesigned AQUOS Quattron G9 LCD TVs
Global TV Market Won't Recover Until 2015
LCD TV Shipments Fall in 2012
Samsung, LG, LCD Patent Disputes Continue

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 .