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Mitsubishi Chemical to Stop Blu-ray Disc And DVD Production

Postby Ian on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:48 am

Has not been confirmed yet, but I would not be surprised if its true. Not that it would have much of an impact on those of us in the US and Canada as most of the Verbatim branded discs are already made in Taiwan or India.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy/bu ... 1201230048

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. will cease production of Blu-ray Discs and DVDs, according to sources.

Mitsubishi Chemical's retreat comes against a backdrop of declining profitability globally due to competition with low-priced BDs and DVDs manufactured overseas.

Overall sales of DVDs are declining, while global sales of BDs are still small.

It is the first such move in the domestic BD industry, where four other makers compete, highlighting the possibility of rivals following suit. In the DVD sector, Mitsubishi Chemical’s departure will leave Taiyo Yuden Co. as the sole Japanese manufacturer.
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Re: Mitsubishi Chemical to Stop Blu-ray Disc And DVD Product

Postby Ian on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:13 am

False alarm. Translated from:

http://www.mcmedia.co.jp/corporate/news ... 2_001.html

With regard to archive disk business has developed in-house will continue to manufacture in our factory. Products such as more stringent standards to manage and burst errors usually RSER, strictly carried out the factory product management, reduced to limit the probability of failure data recovery, initially recorded a significant impact on long-term storage the quality assurance.
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