Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Strong iPhone, Mac And App Store Sales Drive Apple's Record September Quarter Revenue And Earnings
Apple iOS 8.1 Available For Download
E FUN To Relase $179 Windows tablet
Microsoft And Dell Puts Azure In A Box
TDK Brings Wireless Charging To Electric Cars
Intel To Work With AT&T To Research Software Defined Networking
Intel Meegopad T01 Is A Bay Trail PC On HDMI Stick
Biostar Relases New iDEQ-T1 Compact Desktop
Active Discussions
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Recorda...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, November 27, 2003
Recordable DVD Market enters the era of full-scale global popularization


The Japanese Recording-Media Industries Association recently announced its forecasts for 2004 global demand and production of recording media products based upon estimates for 2003.

The product categories addressed in the survey are Audio Tape, Audio MiniDisk (MD), Audio CD-R, Video Tape, Floppy Disk, MO, CD-R/RW, Recordable DVD and small sized memory cards.

The forecast indicates a significant demand increase for Recordable DVDs in accordance with full-scale global popularization and a startup of Mini DVC demand in Europe and the U.S. among video media.

Due to the fixation of new production patterns such as the production shift to overseas sites, OEM production consignment to overseas manufacturers, or ODM in optical disc production, the association considered that a forecast limited to Japanese domestic production does not reflect actual figures. Thus,the association decided to adopt a global production forecast as its unified standard and to obtain the figures of Japanese manufacturers including their overseas production.

Forecast for 2004 Global Demand and Global Production

Audio CD-R

The global demand for audio CD-R will surpass the demand for audio MD, showing a continuous healthy growth of 6% to 301 million units, of which Japanese demand will be 27 million units, an increase of 4% over 2003. The demand for audio CD-Rs is expected to show a stable increase supported by high-end audio users.

CD-R for data use

Global demand will increase by 8% to 7,510 million units and healthy growth is expected. On the other hand, Japanese demand will remain unchanged at 400 million units. The main reasons for the Japanese figures may be that compared to other countries, DVD recorders have shown a more rapid popularity growth with PC use and video use, and there has been a rapid increase of PC utilization for AV media such as high resolution DVC (digital video camera) and DSC (digital still camera) and downloading of visual information. Global production of CD-Rs (data use and audio use combined) will show a healthy growth of 9% to 8,680 million units, and many Japanese affiliated manufacturers will secure a stable supply to meet demand by utilizing an ODM production method.

CD-RW (data use and audio use combined)

Global use is expected to increase by 8% to 353 million units. Competition due to the growing popularity of CD-RW compatible recordable DVD drives is anticipated, but stable demand for CD-RWs is expected through the co-existence of both media due to differences in recording capacity.

Recordable DVD

Global demand for recordable DVD is forecast as 955 million units, 785 million units of which are write-once type, which will show strong growth of 128% over 2003, and 170 million units of which are re-writable, which will also show strong growth of 107% over 2003.

Demand by region is Japan: 34%, North America: 36% and Europe: 25%, and the figures show that increases in Japanese and North American markets will lead global demand.

As for the demand for video use DVD by type, demand for write-once type is 100 million units (89% increase over 2003) with a share of 64%, the demand for re-writable type is 57 million units (78% increase over 2003) with a share of 36%.

Concerning demand for data use DVDs, demand for write-once type will be 150 million units (142% increase over 2003) with a share of 91%, and re-writable type demand will be 14 million (56% increase) with a share of 9%. It is possible to say that write-once type is good for data use and re-writable is good for video use. Global production will exceed 1 billion units, consisting of a 127% increase in production for write-once type to 862 million units, and a 108% increase in production for re-writable type to 187 million. The Japanese manufacturers’ share of production will be as high as 85% for write-once type and 84% for re-writable type.

Production of recordable DVDs requires advanced technologies such as high-density stamper technologies, high-density recording film technologies and high-speed recording film technologies, so Japanese manufacturers will continue to have a high share, allowing some increase in ODM production.


Previous
Next
Fujifilm announces 6 megapixels digital camera        All News        Fujifilm announces 6 megapixels digital camera
DVD Forum approves portion of new format     Optical Storage News      DVD Forum approves portion of new format

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Fake DVD Media Mislead Taiwanese Market
DVD Sales Nearing Global Peak
Taiwanese Makers of Optical Discs Continue to Dominate the Market, Despite Losses
Global Recordable DVD Demand Grows Sharply to 3.6 Billion Discs in 2005
OEM Prices of DVDR Discs to Further Rise in Q4
Ritek and CMC to Increase DVD DL Disc Production Volume
Japanese DVD Disc Makers to Outsource DVD Production to Taiwan
CMC Magnetics Shifting CD disc Capacity to DVD
DVD Recorder Market to Grow by 87% in 2005
DVD Disc Prices Set to Jump 10%
Write-Once Optical Disc Media in 2005
PUH shortage for 8x slim DVD burners in Taiwan

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 .