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2009-05-27 Supporting Blu-ray audio content
This article provides an overview of the audio software stack, Intel HD Audio controller and codec, and its evolution over time to support the newest premium audio formats used on many Blu-ray discs.
2008-01-03 Panasonic ships 'thinnest' Blu-ray drives
Panasonic Communications Co. Ltd has started shipping samples of what it claims to be the thinnest internal Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives to PC manufacturers
2005-08-11 Blu-ray discs to adopt robust content protection
In a move to protect against illegal copying and large scale piracy, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has adopted one of the most comprehensive content management systems employed on an optical disc format
2004-04-05 Blu-ray Disc delivers 5x DVD disc capacity
The per-disc production cost of Blu-ray Discs will be comparable to current per-disc costs for DVD discs.
2006-04-13 TDK mass producing Blu-ray Disc media
Japan-based TDK has begun shipping 25GB recordable and rewritable Blu-ray Disc media nationwide
2007-03-02 Sony unveils $600 Blu-ray Disc player
At its Open House event this week, Sony Electronics unveiled its second Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, BDP-S300, which will hit stores by the middle of the year for about $600
2006-07-18 Sony launches Blu-ray disc production
Sony DADC said it inaugurated Blu-ray disc BD-ROM (video, games and data) production in the U.S
2006-05-09 Sony delivers HD quality with Blu-Ray disc media
Sony Electronics has begun shipping its 25Gbyte single layer Blu-ray Disc recording media with AccuCORE technology
2006-04-05 Samsung delays Blu-ray disc player until late June
Samsung is rescheduling its initial U.S. Blu-Ray player launch from May 23 to June 25 in order to complete compatibility testing with several Blu-Ray test discs.
2004-11-30 Rivalry dares blu-ray's performance; says Frost & Sullivan
According to Frost & Sullivan, competition is heating up between data storage technologies blu-ray and high-definition digital versatile discs (HD-DVD) as they battle it out to become the next standard format for DVDs.
2008-02-19 Report: HD DVD concedes to Blu-ray, ends hi-def battle
Suffering continued losses in its high-definition DVD battle with Blu-ray, Toshiba might reportedly withdraw its HD DVD video format, according to an Associated Press report
2005-12-29 Pioneer Disc/DVD writer supports Blu-ray format
Pioneer Electronics recently announced one of the industry's first Blu-ray Disc computer drives
2005-10-10 Panasonic unveils Blu-ray Disc drives for notebook computers
Panasonic recently announced that the company will introduce Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives for notebook and desktop computers that can write and read single- and dual-layer BDs as well as all types of recordable DVDs and CDs
2007-07-06 Panasonic revs up Blu-ray disc writing speed
Panasonic has introduced a write-once Blu-ray disc with a writing speed that's faster than other discs available today in the high-definition format.
2004-06-02 Panasonic offers Blu-ray disc verification service
Anticipating a wave of entries of Blu-ray disc-based products in the coming months, Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd (Panasonic) has established a Format Verification Laboratory in Osaka, Japan to facilitate companies adopting the format and entering the market
2005-11-29 Panasonic disc drive chipset supports Blu-ray Disc, DVD-Multi
Panasonic has developed a new chipset for disc drives to record and play Blu-ray Disc (BD), DVD-Multi (DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-ROM), +R, +RW and all CD formats
2007-02-06 Panasonic builds Blu-ray testing center
Panasonic Corp. of North America will put up a Panasonic Hollywood Blu-ray Testing Center (PHBTC) within the existing facilities of Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory
2006-05-24 Nvidia graphics tech powers first Blu-ray PC
Nvidia announced that the Sony VAIO PCs are powered by Nvidia GeForce GPUs which include the company's PureVideo HD technology.
2008-03-18 No talks for Blu-ray in Xbox, says Microsoft exec
Microsoft is not in talks to add Blu-ray HD technology in the Xbox 360 game console, an executive with the software maker told a British news agency last week
2008-03-13 Microsoft develops Windows with Blu-ray support
Microsoft is developing software that will add native support for devices that play Sony's Blu-ray HD movie format to the Windows OS, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said
2006-04-25 Matsushita starts sampling Blu-Ray drives
Matsushita Electric Industrial has developed internal Blu-ray Disc drives for PCs
2004-12-31 JVC develops BD/DVD disk to ease Blu-ray transition
JVC has developed a Blu-ray/DVD Combo ROM Disc, containing two DVD layers and one BD layer
2008-06-20 Future of Blu-ray in China still unclear, notes CCID
According to CCID Consulting, in terms of market status, Blu-ray only dominates its competitors at the standard level. In China's HD market, the prospect of Blu-ray players and optical drivers is still unclear
2010-07-29 Dual-core sound processor targets Blu-ray audio
Virage Logic introduces the new ARC Sound AS221BD, a complete HD sound-to-silicon solution that includes Blu-ray software for low cost and low Power SoCs
2008-08-18 Blu-ray victory fizzles out
How will the spoils of the format war compare with the bounty that Blu-ray's predecessor, standard-definition (SD) DVD, enjoyed during its reign as the video optical-disc format king
2008-06-17 Blu-ray takeoff tied to ICs from Taiwan
Now that Sony has won the battle for the high-definition DVD standard, the million-dollar question is: when will the makers in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan join the Blu-ray bandwagon
2006-01-10 Blu-ray licensing set to begin
The Blu-ray Disc Association announced that the format specification is complete and that licensing is ready to begin for BD-ROM, BD-RE and BD-R, enabling content providers and manufacturers to begin the process of producing Blu-ray Disc products
2005-06-16 Blu-ray Disc with 100GB capacity
TDK announced that it has developed a prototype recordable Blu-ray Disc with a capacity of 100GB. This single, prototype 100GB Blu-ray Disc can store approximately 9 hours (recorded at 24Mbps) of HD video
2007-04-26 Blu-ray Disc sales surpassed 1 million mark
In less than a year, Blu-ray Disc has become the first high-definition format to sell more than one million discs.
2005-08-11 Blu-ray Disc Association announces triple-protection Digital Rights Management schemes
BDA announced that it is adopting the most comprehensive content management system ever employed on an optical disc format
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