"...Pioneer New Media Technologies announced today that is now supplying its DVR-103 combination DVD/CD Recordable/Re-recordable drives to Sony Corporation on an OEM basis for the VAIO line of computers. The drive supports reading and writing on CD-R/RW discs and DVD-R/RW discs, meeting all reading and recording needs with one drive. Pioneer has been supplying the drive to major computer manufacturers including Apple, Compaq and NEC/Packard Bell since the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2001 (January to March 2001).
During its current fiscal year, Pioneer will significantly expand the production capacity of DVD-R/RW drives in China, operation of which has just began in May, in order to attain its world-wide production objective of over one million DVD-R/RW drives. Renamed the DVR-A03 for the aftermarket, the drive is now shipping to distributors for the MSRP of $995..."