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Daxon quits production of optical discs

Postby Ian on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:47 am

This took me by surprise. According to DigiTimes, Daxon has quit production of optical disc and has sold their equipment to Ritek.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100125PD203.html

Ritek, on January 22, announced that it has signed an MOU with fellow Taiwan-based Daxon to purchase the latter's optical disc manufacturing equipment at a total price of up to NT$500 million (US$15.6 million).

The equipment will be mainly used to increase its production of Blu-ray Disc discs, Ritek pointed out.

Daxon has stepped into production of polarizers, optical thin-films, and polymer synthetic materials, and has decided to quit production of optical discs, the company pointed out.
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Re: Daxon quits production of optical discs

Postby redk9258 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:20 pm

I've never seen or heard of Daxon. Are they OEM for other brands?
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Re: Daxon quits production of optical discs

Postby Ian on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:28 pm

They're part of the BenQ group.

http://www.daxontech.com/about_e_en.htm

The thing that saddens me the most is that they were making Sony's optical discs which were quite good.
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Re: Daxon quits production of optical discs

Postby lordsmurf on Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:24 am

This is pretty terrible news, to be honest. We're now left with only two top quality blank discs: Mitsubishi Verbatim and JVC Taiyo Yuden. The loss of Sony Daxon is bad enough, but Ritek is the unreliable schlock that will take its place? I guess it could have been worse. I wonder what Sony plans to do? (Or if Ritek now owns some some of Sony-Daxon contract.)
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