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What is Blu-ray?
Blu-ray is a high-capacity optical disc that holds 4.5hrs of high-definition video on a single-sided, single-layer 25Gbyte disk. It uses a blue-violet laser that reads pits a third the size of a DVD on tracks that are packed much tighter together.
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2010-04-19 Wipro, Philips ink Blu-ray partnership
Wipro Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with Philips to offer Blu-ray middleware and solution development services around Philips' Blu-ray technology.
2009-01-13 Will Blu-ray finally fly in 2009?
The Blu-ray drives have won a historic battle but the proponents of the technology are finding some of the fruits of that victory a little less than sweet.
2005-10-25 Warner to back Blu-ray and HD-DVD format
Warner Bros. Entertainment, up to now a key HD-DVD backer among Hollywood studios, announced it would release films on the Blu-ray format as well.
2008-01-08 Warner favors Blu-ray format for next HD titles
Warner Bros. Entertainment will release its high-definition DVD titles exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format later this year.
2007-01-11 Verbatim/MKM touts 50Gbyte dual-layer Blu-ray media
Verbatim/MKM has started production of 2X speed 50Gbyte dual-layer Blu-ray Recordable and Blu-ray Rewriteable media for shipment to the United States.
2008-03-26 U.S. ITC to probe patent claim relating to Blu-ray
The U.S. ITC announced it would launch investigation on 30 semiconductor companies, inlcuding Blu-ray maker Sony, regarding possible patent infringements related to certain short-wavelength LEDs and laser diodes.
2012-07-25 TVs, Blu-ray players to surpass game consoles as top connected devices
ABI Research projects that connected TVs will experience a 50 percent surge in penetration by 2017, supplanting gaming consoles as the top home device.
2008-01-15 Turnkey ref design supports both Blu-ray, HD DVD
Broadcom's BCM97440 reference design incorporates complete software stacks that meet Blu-ray, HD DVD and universal player requirements, enabling manufacturers to introduce mass-market HD solutions to market quickly and at the right price points.
2009-08-14 Toshiba to join Blu-ray Disc Association
Toshiba Corp. announced plans to introduce products that support the Blu-ray format.
2006-01-24 Toshiba Samsung preps Blu-Ray for PCs
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corp. has completed the technical development of its Blu-Ray disc drives for PCs, the company said.
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.
2004-03-24 TDK joins Blu-ray bandwagon
TDK Corp. has joined the Blu-ray Disk Founders group, creating the possibility that BD disks could eliminate cartridges and make it easy to use both DVD and BD disks in the same system.
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.
2008-04-01 Sub-$1,000 Dell notebooks get Blu-ray drive
Dell announced it has added a Blu-ray drive to its Inspiron line of laptops that sell for less than $1,000.
2004-04-21 Sony, Toppan develop 'paper' disk for Blu-ray
Sony and Toppan Printing have developed a paper disk that can hold 25GB of video data.
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.
2006-10-26 Sony delays Blu-ray disc player release again
Sony has delayed again the release of its stand-alone BDP-S1 Blu-ray disc player to December, or possibly not until 2007.
2006-12-12 Sony Blu-ray gets cold reception
Internet discussions on Sony's Blu-ray show a general dislike for the HD format, which is a key component in the company's strategy for grabbing a big share of the HD consumer electronics market
2007-04-17 Samsung to embrace both HD DVD, Blu-ray in upcoming player
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd will introduce a dual-format high-definition optical disc player in time for the holidaysthe BD-UP5000 Duo HD player.
2008-05-02 Samsung sees huge surge in Blu-ray demand
Now that the next-generation DVD format battle has ended in favor of Blu-ray, Samsung Electronics is expecting a surge in the global demand for Blu-ray movie disc players in the next five years.
2006-06-19 Samsung launches first Blu-ray disc player to U.S. market
Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced that the industry's first Blu-ray disc player, BD-P1000, has been shipped to retailers in the U.S. market for availability on June 25th.
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.
2008-09-09 Pioneer's Blu-ray players spin with Wolfson audio DAC
Pioneer Electronics has tapped Wolfson Microelectronics' WM8740 audio DAC for use in its latest line of Blu-ray players.
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.
2007-08-24 Paramount, DreamWorks drop Blu-ray support
Despite outpacing HD DVD sales, Blu-ray took a blow as Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Animation opted to offer its next-generation DVDs in HD DVD format.
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.
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