Sunday, September 21, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Oculus 'Crescent Bay' Headset Announced
Microsoft Offers iPhone Users 30 GB of Free Storage
New Tizen Device Coming in India
Samsung Launches My Knox App For Latest Mobile Device
Android L To Support Encryption By Default
Microsoft Outlines Basic Elements Of Direct3D 12
New GeForce WHQL Driver Released
Panasonic and Leica Expand Partnership Agreement
Active Discussions
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
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sony ag...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Sony agrees with Taiwanese DVD makers on royalty charges


Sony has signed agreements with several major Taiwanese producers of optical discs fixing royalty charges of 1.5%-3.5% for DVD+R discs, according to Taiwanese DigiTimes.com.

The royalty charges depend on each maker’s production capacity for DVD+R discs and DVD+Rs and favor large producers.

In addition to the basic charge, Sony is offering flexible payment terms based on the financial strength of its customers.

The Taiwanese makers already signing with Sony include the top three, CMC Magnetics, Ritek, Prodisc Technology, and three second-tier ones, Lead Data, Gigastorage, and Princo.

Taiwanese makers are attracted by Sony’s offer because they think the rate charged by Philips for its DVD+R patent, about US$0.06 per disc, is too high. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) will make its final judgment on Philips’ suit against Gigastorage and Princo regarding infringement on its six CD-R/RW patents at the end of this month. The ITC’s initial judgment, made in mid-December 2003, was favorable to the two accused Taiwanese companies, and this is very likely to remain unchanged at the ITC’s financial decision, other Taiwanese makers pointed out. Taiwanese makers are hoping that Philips will soften its stance over the DVD-R royalty charge as the situation unfolds.


Previous
Next
321 Studios cuts descrambler        All News        LaCie launches 8x DVD+/-RW
321 Studios cuts descrambler     Optical Storage News      LaCie launches 8x DVD+/-RW

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Develops SmartEyeglass, Launches SDK
Sony To Offer Unity For PlayStation To PlayStation Licensed Developers
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Sony Smart EyeGlass Prototype Appears At IFA
New Sony Camera Shoots In The Dark
Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact And More at IFA
Sony PSN Back Online
Sony Offers New Smart Tennis Sensor
Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera
Sony, Huawei, Microsoft To Announce New Smartphones at 2014 IFA
Sony And Best Buy To Jointly Boost 4K Content
Sony Bravia S90 TV With Curved Screen Coming In Europe

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 .