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Tuesday, July 27, 2004
DVD-R 8x discs dominate DVD-R shipments


First-tier Taiwan manufacturers of optical discs, CMC Magnetics, Ritek and Prodisc Technology, as well as second-tier makers GigaStorage, Lead Data and Optodisc Technology, are shipping 8x DVD-R discs as their mainstream DVD-R product.

Currently, only CMC and Ritek produce 16x DVD-R discs.

Optodisc plans to start shipping 16x DVD-R discs in September, the company indicated. Prodisc, GigaStorage and Lead Data will begin shipping 16x DVD-R discs by the end of this year, according to the companies.

Six Taiwanese DVD-R disc maker shipments (as a % of total shipments)

Company

Speed of DVD-R discs

16x

8x

4x

CMC

Small

Nearly 100%

0%

Ritek

Small

Nearly 70%

Nearly 30%

Prodisc

0%

80%

20%

GigaStorage

0%

50%

50%

Lead Data

0%

About 75%

About 25%

Optodisc

0%

60%-70%

30%-40%

From DigiTimes



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