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Panasonic first to make DVD-RAM discs in U.S.

Posted: 20 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:recordable dvd-ram? disc? panasonic disc? matsushita electric?

In a move designed to further advance the acceptance of recordable DVD products in the United States, especially the DVD-RAM format, Panasonic Disc Mfg Corp. of America, a subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Corp. of America, has begun production of blank DVD-RAM discs at the company's Torrance, California facility.

Initial production of the 4.7GB non-cartridge discs, which Panasonic claims as the first rewriteable DVD blank media manufactured in the U.S., started in September, and the discs are being distributed through Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. (PCEC) and other Panasonic sales companies in North, Central and South America.

The company also has plans to increase the number of production lines at its California facility as market demand grows. To further promote Panasonic's global manufacturing capabilities and to help establish the DVD-RAM format, future expansion plans call for the establishment of a DVD-RAM verification laboratory at the Torrance location, in addition to the existing DVD video and DVD-audio verification laboratory.

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