Besides the low global demand for ODDs for PCs, Lite-On IT will lose OEM orders from Sony Optiarc, which has decided to withdraw from the global ODD market.
SSDs (solid-state drives), automotive wireless devices, and biotechnological/medical devices
LiteOn IT's new business focus will be mainly SSDs, automotive wireless devices, and biotechnological/medical devices, Liao indicated.
The company expects its SSD shipments in 2012 to soar by 475% from 2011 to reach the third-largest global market share at an estimated 14.32%. Lite-On IT plans to triple its SSD production capacity from four production lines currently to 14 in 2013.
For automotive wireless devices, Lite-On IT began development of in-car wireless power charging modules while discontinuing its automotive ODD product lines, Liao said.
Lite-On IT expects 50% of its consolidated revenues in 2013 to come from ODDs, 25% from SSDs, 15% from automotive wireless devices and 10% from other product lines.