Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Microsoft Surface Book 2 Packs Real Power, Windows 10 Creators Update Release
NXP S32 Automotive Processing Platform Brings Future Vehicles to Market Faster
Google's Advanced Protection Program Adds Security Layers to Gmail
Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, X50 5G Modem For Mobiles
New Fall Update for Xbox One starting to roll out today
Windows OS is Protected Against KRACK Wi-Fi Attacks
First iPhone X Devices Have Left Foxconn's Factory
Noctua Introduces Chromax Line Fans, Cables and Heatsink Covers
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > ALi pre...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, May 24, 2002
ALi president: DVD players still enjoy great growth potential


Although Sony and Microsoft have cut their game console prices lately, the trend should not affect demand for PCs and DVD players for the moment, as the two products and game consoles target different consumer groups, said Chin Wu, president of ALi Corporation (formerly Acer Laboratories), at the company’s fifteenth anniversary party on May 23.

Wu said that there is currently no market overlap problem between game consoles and DVD players, as game console consumers buy the products mostly for playing games and the locations where consumers use these products are different as well. Considering that the price of DVD players has dropped to US$100 and the accumulated number of DVD players sold worldwide in the past few years is less than 100 million units, the market still enjoys great potential for further growth.

Seeing that recent price cuts from Sony and Microsoft have driven prices of the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Xbox game consoles to below US$200, market analysts predict that if the trend continues, it is likely to erode the DVD player and PC markets.

Though starting up as a core logic chipset supplier, ALi has reaped more significant results from its multimedia product lines, especially from its DVD player servo chips, in the past few quarters, thanks to the strong demand for DVD players. Boosted by the increasing sales, ALi even generated more revenues from multimedia chips than its PC-related products in the first quarter of 2002. Wu said that judging from ALi’s current business, the revenue ratio of multimedia products is expected to keep rising to nearly 60% in the second quarter from the first-quarter’s 51%.

In response to the operation changes, Wu said that ALi is planning to divide its original non-PC product department into two new divisions, responsible for peripheral chip and ODD (optical disc drive) chip business, respectively.

Despite its remarkable sales performance in the multimedia chip sector, Wu said that ALi will not quit the chipset market and will continue introducing new products. At the anniversary party, the company unveiled its latest Pentium 4, DDR400-based chipset, the M1681. The company’s new Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) 8th-generation (K8)-platform M1687 chipset is expected to be launched in June.

To cope with the new policy of its major partner and shareholder Acer, ALi announced a new corporate identity, changing its name from Acer Laboratories to ALi Corporation. The move is expected to further help change the market perception of ALi as Acer’s own research center.


Previous
Next
Fujitsu Introduces New Low-Profile Enterprise Hard Disk Drive Series with Capacities Up to 147GB        All News        Fujitsu Introduces New Low-Profile Enterprise Hard Disk Drive Series with Capacities Up to 147GB
DVD-compatible optical disk hits 100 Gbytes     Optical Storage News      DVD-compatible optical disk hits 100 Gbytes

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

Related News
Can Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Make a Splash in the Market?
Dell and Alienware Debut New Gaming Rigs and Monitors
Google Responds to Apple's ARKit With ARCore AR Development Tool
Meta Uses Augmented Reality Technology to Replace Your Office with 3D Holograms
Websites and Organizations Protest to Maintain Internet Neutrality
Alienware and Dell Unveil New PC Gaming Systems at E3
Microsoft Shows Always-Connected PCs, Mixed Reality Designs at Computex 2017
Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits Available for Pre-order
FCC Proposes to Roll Back Regulation of the Internet
Alibaba Cloud Servers To Run On Intel's FPGAs
Alibaba Cloud Expands Global Offering with Four New Data Centers
AMD Collaborates with Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Cloud Computing Services Based on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .