DigiTimes has reported that both CMC Magnetics and Ritek plan to launch Blu-ray Discs in the 3Q of this year.
With Japan-based TDK and Panasonic recently announcing their production plans for Blu-ray Disc (BD) discs, Taiwan-based CMC Magnetics and Ritek indicated that they are currently sampling next-generation BD discs with customers, with mass productions for both companies slated for the third quarter of 2006.
Hopefully this means that the price of Blu-ray Disc media will come down some. If you'd like to read more, the entire article can be found here.