According to Digitimes
, some Taiwanese
manufacturers, in view of decreasing channel market demand for CD-Rs in
the US and Europe, have reduced prices from US$0.18-0.20 to US$0.15-0.16 per disc to
stimulate orders from distributors.
Taiwan’s top three optical disc makers, CMC Magnetics, Ritek, and Prodisc Technology,
indicated that they are already focusing their business on DVD discs, and that their
OEM prices for CD-Rs have not been affected by the price drop.