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2005-11-21 Sony, NEC to merge optical disk drive businesses
Sony Corp. and NEC Corp. signed Thursday (Nov. 17) a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that they would establish a joint venture company in the optical disk drive business
2009-04-15 Sharp, Pioneer to establish optical disk JV
Pioneer Corp. and Sharp Corp. have signed a partnership agreement to establish a joint venture in the optical disk business area. The goal of the new joint venture is to make more effective use of the management resources of both companies in the optical disk business field and to capture a leadership position in this area
2009-05-04 Holographic disk can hold up to 500Gbytes
GE Global Research claimed it has succeeded in writing patterns on holographic disks that brighten their reflectivity by up to 200x, enabling next-generation holographic disks that could store up to 500 Gbytes, or about 10x the storage capability of Blu-ray video disks.
2002-03-22 Elantec laser drivers suit DVD/CD optical drives
The EL6285C and EL6219C laser drivers both provide dual ouputs to controller interfaces, enabling optical disk drive manufacturers to accelerate the development of DVD/CD dual writer drives.
2008-07-22 DesignWare SATA IP solution rolls for disk drives
Synopsys Inc. announced the availability of the DesignWare SATA Device IP, for use in applications such as solid-state drives, HDDs and optical disk drives.
2004-05-07 BiTMICRO E-Disk more than a storage solution
From a nonmemory expert's point-of-view, a solid state disk (SSD) would probably be a hard disk drive (HDD) or a tape drive that reads, writes and stores data
2003-03-26 Taiwan joins optical-disk IP fray
The Industrial Technology Research Institute detailed two optical-disk formats, which it has submitted to the DVD Forum for consideration as industry standards for high-definition DVD recording disks based on blue lasers
2003-09-24 Samsung, Toshiba to merge optical disk device lines
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Toshiba Corp. have signed a memorandum of terms covering integration of their respective ODD businesses in a joint venture.
2012-06-13 Reflective optical sensor detects from 0.2 to 5mm
Vishay Intertechnology's TCNT2000 offers the option of either increasing detection range or driving a device at lower drive currents to reduce power use.
2004-11-19 Nichia, Sony develop laser coupler for optical disks
Nichia and Sony unveiled the latest piece of their strategy to capture the optical disk market
2004-03-18 Fujitsu disk drives incorporate ZCLV disk format
Fujitsu has begun sales of what it claims as the industry's first 2.3GB SCSI-interface MO drive that incorporates the ZCLV disk format
2010-10-05 First hybrid optical drive with onboard storage uses Micron 25nm NAND
Micron announced that Hitachi-LG Data Storage Inc. (HLDS) has chosen Micron's 25nm NAND as the flash memory solution for its new hybrid optical disk drive
2002-11-19 Dual diode driver revs laser disk writes
Intersil Corp.'s dual, three-channel laser diode driver performs high-speed read (CD-R) and read/write (CD-R/W) operations for laser disk drives
2005-05-09 Bitmicro certifies E-Disk SSD line with CaminoSoft's ILM solutions
Caminosoft Corp., a provider of information lifecycle management (ILM) solutions for Microsoft Windows 200X and Novell NetWare & GroupWise environments, announced that its ILM suite has been certified for use with Bitmicro Networks Inc.' E-Disk solid-state disk (SSD) storage subsystems
2006-11-16 Rival disk-drive tech to race against flash
The disk-drive industry stands at a difficult double crossroads, a place where both its enabling technology and its market drivers are shifting
2002-04-15 Matsushita surface measurement unit called Blu-ray disk system enabler
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has developed a 3D profilometer that it says is a crucial tool for making the lens for the next-generation Blu-Ray DVD systems.
2003-08-19 Hard disk market returns to revenue growth in '03
The hard disk drive industry is returning to revenue growth this year
2005-11-18 Sony, NEC to set up optical disc drive joint venture
Sony Corp. and NEC Corp. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a joint venture (JV) for the manufacture of optical disc drives
2004-01-15 Toshiba, Samsung divulge integration details of ODD businesses
Toshiba Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd have revealed the details of their new joint venture for optical-disk drives.
2007-09-04 SMT analog reflective encoder has 180 LPI resolution
Avago Technologies claims to have released the industry's first reflective encoder with analog output, which provides precise positioning information and direction sensing
2004-08-20 National LDD a perfect fit for OPUs
National Semiconductor launched its newest laser diode driver for use in optical pickup units
2004-08-12 NanoOpto secures additional funds
NanoOpto Corp. has closed on an additional $3.3 million in venture financing, completing the final phase of its Series B round.
2005-01-24 Matsushita forms IT equipment facility in China
Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd and its subsidiary specializing in the fixed-line communications equipment Panasonic Communications Co. Ltd (PCC) have established Panasonic Communications (Dalian) Co. Ltd.
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
2003-10-30 Study sees slower than expected data growth
About five exabytes of unique analog and digital information was produced worldwide in 2002, twice the amount produced in 1999.
2004-03-03 Spin valves open organic chip era
A research technique for making organic spin-valve electronics could herald the coming of nonvolatile semiconductors melded with optical emitters, transducers and sensors
2006-12-29 Philippines' IMI eyes global foothold
Philippine-based Integrated Microelectronics Inc. plans to focus next year on integration and will push forth bold ventures in emerging applications.
2009-09-16 Opinion: HDDs need patterned media boost
It goes without saying that crossing the 1Tbit/in? areal density threshold by 2011 requires significant investment from the HDD manufacturers and the supporting supply chain.
2005-08-17 Obducat commits imprint litho to Samsung, storage
Nano-imprint lithograhy company Obducat AB has entered into an agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd on the production of stamping machines for DVD optical discs and said it would drop other projects to pursue its opportunities with Samsung
2006-05-12 New Sony COO bullish on Blu-ray
Sony Electronics' new president and chief operating officer, Stan Glasgow, believes the Blu-ray Disc format will emerge as the winner.
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