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Appeared on: Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Moser Baer's Patented Technology Approved by the Blu-ray Disc Association

Moser Baer's in-house developed and patented technology has been considered as one of the four standard media to be included in the Blu-ray disc specifications by the Blu-ray Disc Association in the recently concluded meeting in Newport Beach, California, USA.

Moser Baer played a vital role in developing the next generation optical media (Blu-ray disc) as a contributing member to the world body. The company is now amongst a select few like Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co Ltd, Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd, and Taiyo Yuden of Japan to have its technology approved by the Blu-ray Disc Association.

According to Ratul Puri, Executive Director, Moser Baer, "The development is part of our strategy to transform Moser Baer into a technology developer and innovator from a technology recipient."

Having already established a first mover advantage in HD DVD-R format, the company has now extended its technology leadership position in the Blu-ray media as well. Moser Baer?s use of a special disc structure using common materials will ensure that this will become a very cost effective solution for the industry.

This is expected to give the company a significant competitive edge in this next generation format race. Moser Baer?s work in the Low-to-High (L2H) recording technology for Blu-ray will help the company to further enhance its global leadership position. "In L2H format, other companies are working on the dye-based material while Moser Baer has adopted a new innovative approach based on Inorganic phase change material with its own patented technology," said Mr. Giriraj Nyati, VP, Engineering & Technology, Moser Baer India.

Low-to-high (L2H) and High-to-Low (H2L) are the two key recording technologies being used in the manufacture of the Blu-ray disc. While L2H essentially means transition of reflectivity from low to high upon laser irradiation, H2L refers to reflectivity transition from high-to-low after laser shining.


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