DVD+RW Alliance

About The DVD+RW Alliance

The DVD+RW Alliance is a voluntary group of industry-leading personal computing manufacturers, optical storage and electronics manufacturers including Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), HP (NYSE: HPQ), MCC/Verbatim, Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG), Ricoh Company Ltd. (ADR: RICOY), Sony Corporation, Thomson (NYSE: TMS) and Yamaha Corporation. The companies promote the universally compatible, rewritable DVD+R/+RW format that enables true convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. DVD+R and DVD+RW discs written on DVD+R/+RW recorder can be read and played in most DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. More than 70 additional companies have formally pledged support for DVD+R/+RW technology. Further details about the DVD+RW Alliance and supporting companies can be found at http://www.dvdrw.com/.

Find this article here.

Thanks. Sorta interesting to see Philips in there, but I guess pitching a fit about DVD+R isn’t going to do them much good at this point.

Philips is really not Philips anymore.

Watch the latest sell-outs and restructuring waves and you’ll know what I mean.

In the optical area they teamed first up with Benq -which is no more-, now Liteon produces for them…

And they have sold some department to MBI?

Yep production and R&D was sold to MBIL. Which allowed MBIL to ultra fastly develop 8x blu ray disc’s.
Keep in mind that the licensing part and approval labs were not sold.
In other words MBIL got quite some technology, which puts them ahead from most taiwanese compannies, but they didn’t get the real treasure.

The site is old by the way. (2005 info)
But it doens’t matter philips is still more then enough of interested when it comes to the royalties of the +R(W) format.