Saturday, December 20, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million To Settle Case With FCC
New Trojan Targetted Banks Wordlwide
FBI Confirms North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
Apple Responds To BBC's Allegations Over Working Conditions In Chinese Factory
BlackBerry Returns To Cash Flow
Comparison: Quantum Dot Vs. OLED Displays
Toshiba and SK Hynix Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Ahead Of CES
Google Concerned About MPAA's Actions To Revive SOPA
Active Discussions
Digital Audio Extraction and Plextools
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
 Home > News > Optical Storage > CD-RW p...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, January 23, 2002
CD-RW pick-up heads in short supply


CD-RW drive manufacturers are short of pick-up heads, as demand is growing and models with faster reading speeds are hitting the market too fast for component suppliers to react. According to sources, supply from Sanyo is running the lowest of all suppliers. Taiwan CD-RW concerns are procuring the majority of pick-up heads from Sanyo, Ricoh, Sony, Hitachi, Philips and Mitsumi.

The mainstream CD-RW drive is still 24x speed, but many manufacturers already moved up to 32x speed drives at the end of 2001 and are preparing to launch 40x speed drives in the first quarter of 2002. However, Japan’s pick-up head manufacturers are not willing to risk hasty expansion to satisfy this new demand.

Taiwan’s disc drive manufacturers are shipping CD-RW drives in much greater numbers, while growth in DVD-ROM and CD-ROM drives is slowing down. Lite-On IT, Benq (formerly Acer Communications & Multimedia, ACM) and Behavior Tech Computer (BTC) reported the fastest growth in CD-RW shipments in December. Lite-On IT moved more than two million units. These major players are all supplied by Sanyo, which has been unable to keep up with demand. Mid-size companies like AOpen and Ultima Electronics (Artec) are buying pick-up heads from Ricoh and have not reported such a severe shortage.

Despite the shortage, pick-up head prices have remained steady


Previous
Next
Yamaha adds AudioMASTER at the CRW70 series!        All News        Yamaha adds AudioMASTER at the CRW70 series!
Yamaha adds AudioMASTER at the CRW70 series!     Optical Storage News      Yamaha adds AudioMASTER at the CRW70 series!

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

Related News
Panasonic to Offload Sanyo's North America TV Business
SANYO Unveils Expansive 2014 Full-HD TV Lineup
Sanyo Settles LCD Patent Dispute With Sharp
Panasonic, Sanyo, LG Chem In US price-fixing Guilty Plea
Panasonic May Fully Absorb Sanyo Electric
Sanyo To Sell Its Digital Camera Business
Panasonic to Transfer Sanyo's "White Goods" Business To Haier Group
Sanyo Releases New Higher-Capacity eneloop Charger For Mobile Devices
Sanyo Introduces New ARM-based Audio Processing Solution For Portable Applications
Sanyo Files LCD Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Sharp
ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor from SANYO Electric
Sanyo PLC-HF15000L Large Venue Projector Produces a Brightness of 15,000 ANSI Lumens With Greater Than Full HD 2K resolution

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 .