"...Elantec Semiconductor announced a new addition to its growing family of industry-standard laser driver products. The new EL6247C is a next-generation laser diode driver that builds on the legacy of the EL6257C, the industry's first highly integrated monolithic laser diode driver. With the introduction of the EL6247C, Elantec continues to offer market-leading laser drivers that enable optical disk drive OEMs to develop faster CD-R/W (read/write) speed drives. Using the EL6247C, OEMs can increase the R/W factor to almost 24X, virtually doubling the fastest R/W times available today.
The EL6247C is priced at $2.50 in 10,000-piece quantities and is available in a 16-pin QSOP package. Production lead-time is 8-10 weeks..."