There were some rumors lately about this issue and today the shocking news come to confirm these. Yamaha officially stated today that the company is discontinuing its sales and marketing of computer-based CD-RW Recorders. Citing uncharacteristically rapid price erosions, continuing market difficulties, and the highly volatile competitive environment lead the company to this decision.
Yamaha will continue to market its other Multimedia offerings, including computer speakers, computer receivers, headphones, and CD-R/RW media, and provide CD-RW drives for music and audio applications.
Technical support and warranty service for all Yamaha CD Recorders will continue uninterrupted for the full warranty period.
For product and sales information, contact Yamaha Electronics Corporation, Multimedia Products Division, 6660 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620; www.yamahamultimedia.com; telephone (714) 522-9011.