Friday, October 24, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Internet Explorer 11 Toolkit Allows Enterprise Admins "Spy" On Their Employees
FCC Says Airwave Auction To Delay Until 2016
HP Broadens Moonshot Portfolio With Intel-powered Models
Microsoft To Keep Nokia Brand For Low-end Smartphones
LG Introduces Its First Octa-Core Application Processor
Cloud and Surface 3 Drive Microsoft's Revenue
Micron Urges Investors To Reject TRC Capital's Unsolicited Tender Offer
Facebook Returns To Chat Roots With Rooms App
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
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
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Philips...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 04, 2001
Philips hard hit by CD patent expiry -paper


"...Philips Electronics NV, co-developer of the compact disc, will suffer a heavy financial blow when CD patents expire this summer in most of Asia and Europe, a Dutch newspaper reported on Thursday. The patents' expiry will cost Europe's biggest electronics company 100-200 million guilders ($43-86 million) in profit per year, evening newspaper NRC Handelsblad said. The NRC quoted analysts as saying Philips earned more than 60 percent of the patent income on compact discs, with co-developer Sony of Japan the rest.

Many patents were applied for in summer 1981 and ran for 20 years, the paper said. Philips would continue to earn from later patents on specific CD production methods and CD-ROMs. The Dutch company could partially compensate its lost CD patent income with earnings from recently gained patents on DVDs (digital versatile discs), NRC Handelsblad said.No one at Philips could be reached for comment..."



Previous
Next
Compaq adds Pioneer DVR-103 in 7000 Presario Systems        All News        Compaq adds Pioneer DVR-103 in 7000 Presario Systems
Compaq adds Pioneer DVR-103 in 7000 Presario Systems     Optical Storage News      Compaq adds Pioneer DVR-103 in 7000 Presario Systems

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

Related News
Philips 272G5DYEB 27-Inch G-SYNC Monitor launching Soon
Philips to Appeal $467 Million Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Philips Expands Its Series Of Ultra HD TVs Powered by Android
New Philips Hue Beyond Combines Functionality And Ambient Lighting for Home
Philips to Create New Lumileds and Automotive Lighting Businesses Company
Philips and Salesforce.com To Deliver Cloud-based Healthcare Information Technology
EU To Fine Philips, Infineon And Samsung
Philips to Sell WOOX Innovations to Gibson
Philips Announces Its 2014 TV Lineup
MWC: Philips and Ericsson Unite On Smart Street Lighting
Philips Lighting System Guides You Through The Supermarket
Philips to transfer Remaining Stake in TV Joint Venture to TPV

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 .