I have found this Thread a few days ago and i have found some very interesting Postings. So far some people are really insiders and maybe can help me to answer some questions!
1.) What has happend with the Marubeni Blu-ray Line in Olyphant ? Why does nobody know anything from this Line ?
2.) Singulus has til now not confirmed a big order for Blu-ray so who has got this order from Cinram ??
@ Kosty: You really like Singulus, but Singulus is not alone!! Singulus has also no Bottleneck for production!! They can really fast increase there production because of Timeworkers, and because of Orders from prebuild Replicationlines from other Supplier Companies.!! Singulus was with Unaxis (now Oerlikon) an expert for Metallizers for optical datastorage. Now everybody build there one Metallizer for there own Machine !! Singulus has not so much Know-how in Sputtering like Oerlikon, you can see it on the result with the Sunline for Rewriteable optical datastorage (only a few machines are sold ). Oerlikon is the leader in this segment !! Thats why they have bougth Oerlikon !!
Singulus has catched a group of Engineers which are "Brainies" from Unaxis which where working in the neighborhood which where working in the Thin film Head segment for Harddisk, which since a few Years working at the MRAM (magnetic datastorage ) project (Timaris)
Marubeni successfully set-up 50 GB Blu-ray ROM disc replication line
Irvine, California (May 15, 2007) - Marubeni Disc Systems, Inc. (MDS), the market and technology leader in the US Optical Disc manufacturing equipment market, proudly announces that the 50 GB Blu-ray disc replication line is now ready for mass production at Cinram's Olyphant, PA facility. Cinram International is one of the world's largest optical disc replicators.
Cinram has received a verification certificate for 50 GB BD-ROM disc from BDA verification laboratory in the beginning of April, 2007.
The 50 GB Blu-ray disc replication line, named AZUL, the world's first commercially available line for 50 GB Blu-ray disc, is manufactured by Origin Electric Co., Ltd. (ORIGIN). Plastic Stamper Embossing technique & Spin Coating processes used for the line were implemented from R & D collaboration with Matsu****a Electric Industries, Ltd. (Panasonic).
We are extremely proud to announce this fact, as it provides a first commercial 50 GB Blu-ray replication line in the market, says Mitsuyasu Matsubara, president of Marubeni Disc Systems, Inc.
Marubeni and Origin will continue working toward the improvement for the production efficiency of the line -- as leaders of the market.
Sony DADC more than doubling its BD capacity
Salzburg, 25 January 2008 - In the course of 2008, Sony DADC will expand its Blu-ray Disc (BD) production and achieve a yearly production capacity of 200m units worldwide. For its Austrian sites, Sony DADC will be recruiting at least 100 additional employees. The investments are fuelled by Warner Bros. Entertainment's decision to release High Definition movies exclusively in the Blu-ray Disc format.
Double capacity and more than 100 new employees
"In response to this strong demand, we are expanding both our Salzburg facilities - Anif and Thalgau - within the coming months. Our team will be expanded by 100 highly qualified and motivated people" Dieter Daum says. "In 2008, Sony DADC will be doubling its BD capacity, achieving a yearly production capacity of 200m units worldwide."
Analysten Treffen bei Singulus .......
135. 30 Produktionslinien für Blu-ray von SonyDADC
[..] Throughout the remainder of 2006, Sony DADC will continue to add equipment on a global basis, and will reach a capacity of 5 million units per month for the US and 2.5 million units per month for both Japan and Europe. This will be accomplished with a total of 30 replication lines. [..]
HD DVD Backlash?
Thursday, 03 April 2008
While articles declaring the end of a high definition format war are everywhere, some companies are shocked and maybe even wondering if there will be a backlash, particularly in Europe. Cyrus Tehrani, president, Prestige Optical Mastering Services is one of those people. [..]
"What we're hearing from replicators is they are having issues with the on the downstream, the bonding, for example. HD has been running at an 80-85% yield. We hearing that with Blu-ray they're lucky to be coming up with a 55% rate," Tehrani adds. "The end of the war is being declared by the people backing the format, not the people working with it. What businessman paying premium dollar for polycarbonate is ready to throw away 50% of his profit. It just doesn't make sense."
To Tehrani, Blu-ray is a great archival medium, but for home users HD DVD would make better sense.
"Currently, SonyDADC has market share in Blu-ray manufacturing in excess of 90%
To ensure the long-term growth of the Blu-ray format and to meet the increasing market demand, etablishing a broad replication base is important
We expect that the industry investment in Blu-ray will halve our market share
SonyDADC is committed to continue to support the replication industry in building up Blu-ray capabilities " Page 8, Sony DADC, Dieter Daum , CEO
InfoSmart brings BD production to China
Wednesday, 02 April 2008
InfoSmart a leading DVDR manufacturer in Hong Kong and Brazil, has announced its purchase of a $1.4 million Smart BD replication system from Anwell Technologies. The BD system will be installed in InfoSmart's Hong Kong plant, making it the first such Line in commercial use in China and Hong Kong
The Anwell Smart BD system is capable of producing 500,000 units per month once 100% operational, and InfoSmart anticipates a start-up manufacturing date by the end of June.
Blu-ray Line Producers:
340. Sony DADC produces 10 millionth 50 Gigabyte Bluray
135. 30 Produktionslinien für Blu-ray von SonyDADC
354. Anwell Bluray Anlage - Marktführer Recordablehttp://www.anwell.com/eng/news/image...o_20071116.pdf
347. Marubeni successfully set-up 50GB BD-Rom Line AZULhttp://www.marubenidisc.com/Azul_fil...e%20051507.pdf
Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation;
292. Neues von der Media-Tech EXPO 07
Möbius system from Shibaura Mechatronics Corporationhttp://oto-online.com/index.php?opti...=414&Itemid=83
255. Blueray + HD-DVD = VMD Versatile Multilayer Dischttp://www.nmeinc.com/technology_vmdproductionline.aspxhttp://www.vdl-odms.com/