Pardon me. I know Maxell and FUJI seems to a hot issue over the river.
However we are forgetting that it might be that on the dye bussiness the 2 compannies have no problem with each other. If maxell had to choose to buy non japanese dye or japanese dye technology then tell me which would they choose if everything was the same. It has 2 be reall war between the compannies befor Maxell would go with a non japanese dye.
In other words it's not all black and white. Think blue ray and DVD recordables.
Pioneer is in the -R camp
Philips is in the +R camp
these 2 arce competting with each other and have pulled allmost anything out to make the other format bad however in the next round(Blu Ray) the compannies again are very willing to share information.