Well that didn’t take long!
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., a Japanese leading optical disc manufacturer, will license CMC Magnetics Corporation their technology knowhow, patents, Media IDs, and trademarks related with their high value-added products of CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R. On September 21st, 2015, the companies have signed the license agreement on this project for high-quality optical discs.
Taiyo Yuden , known as an inventor of CD-R ,is an advanced manufacturer focusing on the professional market with their high-quality and high-reliability products throughout the optical disc market.
CMC will enhance the technologies of their high-quality optical discs for professional use with Taiyo Yuden’s media IDs and the specialized technologies such as their manufacturing process and quality control knowhow, and improve the CMC’s high-quality disc products across the board featuring stable high-speed recording, high reliability, high compatibilities with optical recording drives and variety of high-quility printability . And CMC will seek the top status of the high-quality disc products with the aim of supplying high-performance and high-reliability products and the strategy in pursuit of high qualities instead of volumes.
This agreement, CMC comments, will help the company become a market leader. The CMC’s current plan is to launch the new product lines at the end of 2015. And will the strategy for the high value-added products, CMC intends to occupy the most advantageous position by further expanding the distances ahead of its competitors and winning the frontier markets.
Our understandings of the process so far:
- CMC will be upgrading their production lines to TY specs
- Discs will be Azo Dye and slightly thicker to accommodate TY specs
- Production should not be affected
- Distribution channels should not change.
- Part Numbers may change
- Product UID should stay the same
- JVC branding is gone
- Branding may include some sort of “powered by TY” type of slogan
This is great news to customers that expect the very best in optical media. Taiyo Yuden’s extensive knowledge of manufacturing high quality discs will be passed on to CMC in Taiwan. Customer should experience only slight administrative pains dealing with changes in part numbers but production should be unaffected.
As always if you have any questions regarding optical media or need production help, don’t hesitate to contact us.