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lite on closing ODD information of digitimes incorrect.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:02 am
by RJW
Looks digitimes is incorrect Lite On IT contacted tweakers when the reposted a Dutch version of digitimes news. AFter that tweakers updated it.SO let me give you folks a update on what really is going on. Not what digitimes is saying.

Taken from ( ... pdate.html)
original dutch
Tweakers wrote:Update, 16:43: Zojuist heeft het Nederlandse Lite-On IT ons meegedeeld dat het bronartikel van DigiTimes een onjuiste weergave van de feiten bevatte. 'Het merk Lite-On is nog altijd springlevend. Lite-On gaat zeker niet stoppen met dvd- en cd-branders onder het eigen merk', aldus woordvoerder Maarten Souren. Alleen de standalone dvd-recorders die onder het eigen merk verkocht worden, zullen volgens hem uit de Lite-On-catalogus verdwijnen. De productie van dergelijke standalones is in handen van een aparte unit van de Taiwanese fabrikant, en die unit wordt voortaan uitsluitend voor OEM-productie ingezet. De populaire inbouwapparatuur blijft echter gewoon in de winkel verkrijgbaar. Voor BenQ-fikkers ziet het er volgens Souren minder goed uit, maar ook dat merk krijgt bij de uitrol van nieuwe technologie├źn als Blu-ray nog zeker een kans.

Free hand Translation. ( free hand so it's more clear as machine translation and for me faster to translate. (No important data is missing. )

Update 16:43.
A moment ago Dutch Lite-On IT have communicated us that the source Article of DigiTimes contained an incorrect reproduction of the facts. The brand Lite-On is still alive. Lite-On will definatly not stop with selling dvd - and cd-burners under its own brand, thus spokesman Maarten Souren. Only the standalone dvd-recorders that are sold under the lite on brand, will be removed from the Lite-On-catalog according to him. The production of such standalones is in the hands of a separate Unit of the Taiwanese manufacturer, and that Unit is now exclusively used for Oem-production. The Populair pc-parts remain available in the stores. For BenQ-burners things are looking less good according to Souren, but also with the roll out of new technologies as Blu-ray the brand will get a chance

So it looks that Digitimes ones again has proven to be biased and quite unreliable as usual.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:36 am
by Ian
Thanks RJW. I updated the news post.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:30 pm
by dolphinius_rex
Hrm, I'll have to look into this further!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:11 pm
by Ian
Here's the official word from Lite-On America:

Hi Ian,
We are only referring to DVD Recorder business which we will be selective on the channel, not ODD.
Our top management will communicate with Digitime for this announcement. Some of the statement is
not very proper.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:08 pm
by Dartman
Well good, now tell em to leave BenQ alone and not make it into another LiteOn rebadge while they're trying to clarify things, Oh well.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:36 am
by RJW
Digitimes have corrected there heading.

The new heading has become: With tiny profits in 3Q, Lite-On IT goes to close own-brand DVD recorder business.

So it looks Lite on europe and tweakers were right.