Lite-On starting to make their own DVD-ROM's again?

Lite-On has announced the specifications of their new DVD-ROM drive (SOHD-167T) at their homepage.

But a while ago Lite-On was making DVD-ROM drives with JVC, see here .

Why is this new drive only shown at the Lite-On page and not at the JLMS page??? Are they on their own again??

It could be because of the “strategic partnership” between Liteon and Sony.

Take a look here.