"...Oak Technology and Japan's Yamaha Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to drive critical advances in optical recording technologies focused on expanding opportunities in the PC, consumer audio and emerging I-Appliance markets. This partnership allows both parties to leverage each other's technical strengths to drive the adoption of advanced writing capabilities in the optical storage market, initially focusing on development of CD-RW audio recording solutions. As a result, Yamaha unveiled the industry's first 16X CD-RW drive last week, which enables consumers creating compilation disks to copy a typical audio CD in just five minutes.
Under terms of the partnership, Yamaha, a technology leader in CD-R/RW systems for the PC and consumer markets, and Oak, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the optical-storage and digital-imaging markets, will deepen a relationship between the two companies created earlier this year when Yamaha became one of the first OEMs to adopt Oak's OTI-9795 16X recordable/rewritable compact disk (CD-R/RW) controller. The partnership with Yamaha furthers Oak's strategic roadmap aimed at leveraging high-end CD-RW recording technology into the PC and consumer audio markets..."