Feeds

Replicator maker highlights buoyant Blu-ray demand

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

German disc replicator maker Singulus today said that demand for dual-layer capable Blu-ray Disc production equipment is higher that it was for DVD manufacturing machines.

Singulus said it received orders for 21 dual-layer BD machines during Q1. When dual-layer DVD technology was at a similar stage in its development, Singulus had orders for just 17 machines.

"This means that the orders for Blu-ray in the first year of the dual layer technology already by far exceeded the volume at the start of the DVD eleven years ago with 17 machines," said company CFO Stefan Baustert.

The company said it had received further orders during Q2, but it didn't specify how many machines those orders covered - or how that number compared to demand for DVD kit. Baustert said that a "key" US customer has just accepted its first dual-layer BD replicator from Singulus.

Singulus has cause to highlight demand for Blu-ray Disc production equipment. It took over the BD offerings of rival equipment maker Swiss firm Oerlikon Balzers, positioning Singulus as Europe's sole source of BD production machines, it said.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD to DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get the parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.