The growing demand for 8x slim-type DVD burners is mainly because the OEM price has slipped to US$70-80, market sources pointed out. Some low-end notebook models equipped with 8x slim-type DVD burners are retailing for US$999, the sources said.
The supply of PUHs for 8x slim-type DVD burners is about 20% short of demand, according to general manager for the optical disc drive business of Lite-On IT, Michael Gong. The short supply could stay on until the end of August or September, Gong indicated.
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