The official statement of MAM America.(
CSI of Italy Acquires Majority Stake in Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc..
Colorado Springs, CO – June 16, 2003
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has made a strategic decision to partially withdraw from the CD-R and DVD-R manufacturing arena. Computer Support Italcard s.r.l. (CSI) of Italy, has agreed to acquire the majority stake in Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc..
CSI of Milan Italy, is a leader in the production of CD-R, DVD-R, micro floppy disc, paper products, CD-Rom and CD-Audio. CSI was created in 1997 through a fusion between two companies, Computer Support Italy and Italcard. Italcard was a market leader in the production of listing forms for printers, born in 1975. CSI operates a 150,000 sq. ft. facility at Milan, Italy. Last summer CSI also acquired majority control of Mitsui Advanced Media, SA in France, now Manufacturing Advanced Media Europe, SA (MAM-E). Since then, CSI has installed DVD-R and additional CD-R capacity in the MAM-E facility. With the acquisitions of MAM-E and Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc., CSI will command approximately $130 million in annual sales.
Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc. will change it's name to MAM-A Inc.. MAM-A will still be able to draw on the resources of CSI and Mitsui Chemicals to better serve the customer base. The new alliance between CSI and MAM-A will also enable the company to offer new products in the near future.http://www.mitsuicdr.com/about/press_releases/2003/06-16-03.html
Not completely a stop. Or a complete take over.
In Europe we allready have this when the name changed to MAM-E quality dropped little. And the golden dye disc's were introduced to the european market. Which are actually mitsui silvers that didn't pass all 4 quality tests mitsui silver has to comply.
The funy thing is people still say Mitsui when it comes to nameing the disc's.
So for me it's not a real problem.
So does someone know a cheap store for MAM media ?
Problem solved found a store selling germany selling disc's for 1 euro a piece(MAM-E quality). It isn't really cheap but okay compared to the other stores. (by the way at the same store 100 TY 32x in slimcases cost only 31,90 euro's. But with a very awfull top layer.)