dolphinius_rex wrote:DatalifePlus CD-Rs is all made by MBIL right now, none of it is Prodisc, and CMC can't make it because of licensing issues. As for DVDR media, CMC is used much less for manufacturing for several reasons. Prodisc again can't be used because of licensing issues. So again MBIL is getting the orders.
Just curious, how did you find this out and what led to this development? So we can expect to see MII Verbatim media replace all of the MIT stock (when it runs out) in North America?
Well, if you check Philips' licensing site, you will see CMC is no longer listed for CD-R manufacturing, and Prodisc has NOT licensing at all. Also if you contact Philips they can confirm.
And to answer your question, I don't think we'll see a complete replacement of Made in Taiwan with Made in India. Why? CMC will make some deals and will continue production. Prodisc on the other hand may not be so lucky.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media