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Although CMC Magnetics, the largest Taiwan-based OEM maker of blank optical discs, has raised its OEM quotes for CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs by 10% on average and some fellow makers in Taiwan have followed or will follow suit, a few leading Taiwan-based makers have received so many urgent orders for CD-R and/or DVD+R/-R discs recently as to fully occupy their production capacities, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Such full occupation of production capacity has seldom happened in the past two to three years, the sources indicated. This may be because small makers in China and Taiwan have stopped production or shut down as well as clients' inventories have dropped from 4-6 weeks to a low level of two weeks or less and thus have been placing orders to replenish stock volumes, the sources pointed out.
While manufacturers like CMC Magnetics have raised the price of CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs by 10%, this hasn't stopped clients from placing OEM orders. With small makers in China and Taiwan stopping production, clients have placed urgent orders with Taiwan's leading disc makers. According to DigiTimes, some disc makers have received so many orders that they are at full production capacity.