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2008-01-04 Universal drives all set to conquer the HD optical drive market
ABI Research predicts HD optical drives will bring in revenues of about $2 billion by 2012, and from that figure two-thirds will be accounted by universal drives
2004-10-25 Toshiba, NEC plan HD DVD notebooks in 2005
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. said they are backing the HD DVD format over the rival Blu-ray Disc scheme, announcing plans here on Wednesday (Oct. 20) to launch new notebook computers in 2005 with HD DVD drives.
2007-06-07 Toshiba taps HD DVD, flash memory in laptop strategy
Toshiba's plan next year is to integrate HD DVD drives in all its laptops and to push further flash notebooks into the consumer mindset.
2005-01-11 Toshiba drive fuels DVD format wars
Toshiba Corp. announced it will sell a standalone HD-DVD drive for $1,000 in the fourth quarter of the year
2005-06-13 Taiwan unveils plug-in ready ac LED, blue laser DVD PUH
The Industrial Technology Research Institute's Optoelectronics & Systems Laboratories (OESL) in Taiwan has developed an LED that can operate under 110V AC.
2003-05-07 Sipex PDIC meets demands of next-gen DVD drives
Sipex Corp. has released the SP8051 PDIC that is specifically designed to meet the most demanding requirements of next-gen DVD and CD drives.
2007-04-19 Photodetector IC suits slim laptop DVD drives
Atmel unveiled the ATR0874, a photodetector IC for use in the optical pick-up units of DVD and CD drives and is suitable for the slim drives found in most laptops.
2002-07-03 Oak unveils integrated three-chip set for DVD-R drives
Oak Technology Inc. has rolled out what it claims to be the industry's first integrated three-chip set for recordable DVD drives.
2003-04-22 NEC codec integrates STB, DVD recoding functions
The ?PD61171 A/V codec from NEC Electronics Corp. integrates digital STB and DVD recording functions into a single 449-ball PBGA package
2003-10-13 NEC chipset suits rewritable DVD drives
NEC Electronics Corp. has developed a chipset for rewritable DVD drives that support an 8x recording speed in DVD-R and DVD+R formats.
2008-02-27 Microsoft pulls out HD DVD from Xbox
Microsoft announced Feb. 25 it will now stop manufacturing HD DVD drives for its Xbox 360 video game consoles, according to an Agence France-Presse report.
2005-01-05 LSI Logic to launch a new DVD recorder chipset
LSI Logic's new DVD recorder chipset promises to allow system OEMs to reduce a DVD recorder's BoM by $20
2002-04-16 DVD driving consumer electronics convergence
This news feature describes how DVD is setting up convergence that would set up the stage for a new era of consumer entertainment electronics
1999-04-08 VCD/SVCD backward compatibility for next generation DVD player
This paper discusses the issues involved in designing VCD/SVCD/DVD compliant systems. It also explains how the DVD player system designer can engineer the proper circuitry and software to overcome those issues. Lastly, this paper discusses the key system components of a DVD player manufacturing kit that will help the engineer to efficiently produce a system that meets market demands
2006-12-18 Universal players avert DVD format duel
Machines capable of playing both Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD discs will emerge next year to short-circuit the format war in next-generation DVD
2004-09-13 Toshiba, Samsung joint venture unveils DVD-ROM
Toshiba introduced its SD-M1912 DVD-ROM, which is the first drive to ship from the new Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology joint venture
2005-06-09 Toshiba, partners develop recordable HD DVD
Toshiba Corp. and three partners announced development of HD DVD-R, the first recordable HD DVD format, as the industry continues its quest to settle on the next-generation recordable disk standard
2002-09-04 Toshiba, NEC propose next-gen DVD format
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. have proposed a next-generation blue-laser DVD format covering both read-only discs that are used to distribute high-definition movies, and R/W discs
2007-06-15 Slow uptake prompts Toshiba to cut HD DVD sales target
Due to slower-than-expected sales in the United States, Toshiba Corp. has lowered the sales target for its high-definition players by 44 percent.
2002-04-04 Sipex APCs target CD/DVD storage systems
Designed for use in combination drives that feature CD-RW and DVD-RW capabilities, the SP8024, SP8025, and SP8026 APC ICs provide a differential 2V output swing and drive over 50pF of capacitance, while maintaining a slew rate >250V/5s and settling time of <20ns.
2005-04-19 Sanyo, Sharp join DVD6C for licensing DVD patents
The DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) announced that Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd and Sharp Corp. have joined its worldwide joint licensing program.
2006-11-24 Samsung joins DVD licensing group
The DVD6C Licensing Group announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd joined its worldwide joint licensing program which provides manufacturers of DVD products the ability to license essential DVD patents owned by the group's members
2003-09-02 Ricoh DVD+R media records 4.7GB in <8 min
Ricoh Co. Ltd has developed an 8x speed DVD+R media that allows 4.7GB of data to be burned in <8 minutes
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
2002-04-23 Philips, BenQ develop optical storage drives for PCs
Royal Philips Electronics and BenQ Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop next generation optical storage data drives for the PC industry
2002-09-24 Philips selects Intersil to co-develop its latest DVD recording design
Royal Philips Electronics and Intersil Corp. have collaborated to develop a reference design for DVD+RW/+R drives.
2004-03-12 Philips reference design records DVD+R disc in <5 mins
Philips has introduced its Nexperia semiconductor reference design for one of the industry's fastest DVD+R/+RW recorders
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
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
2005-11-29 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.
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