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Together with the M-DISC announcement, Millenniata also announced a manufacturing and marketing partnership with Hitachi-LG Data Storage to manufacture M-DISC compatible DVD drives and market them through its sales channels. Under the partnership, Hitachi-LG will manufacture M-READY DVD drives and market and sell them to its U.S. and international retail channels under its DVD brands.
Shumway explained that within several months, all models manufactured by Hitachi-LG will be M-DISC compatible.
"There will be no price increase for this upgrade," he said. "They see this as a market differentiator. They've been looking at our technology for about a year and a half."
"Millenniata's technology has been tested and proven to provide long-lasting data storage," said Sang Hun Kim, deputy CMO of the sales and marketing division at Hitachi-LG Data Storage. "We are pleased to partner with Millenniata to provide true permanent storage DVD technology that can stand the test of time."
Shumway noted that Millenniata is currently working on the creation of a Blu-RAY version of its M-DISC technology, but is not yet ready to announce when that version of the technology will be available.
Despite what most new sources are saying, the M-DISC isn't that new. It's been around for a couple of years already. It's just that this is the first time we're seeing support from another company like LG.