Optodisc Technologies declared insolvency on October 2013, their former factory was sold to Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer EPISTAR and Optodiscâ€™s trademark, disc formulas, IPâ€™s, and MID code were acquired by Vinpower.
Epistar Acquires Optodisc Factory to Expand AlInGaP LED Production
Leading Taiwanese LED chip manufacturer Epistar acquired bankrupt Taiwanese blue-ray CD and LaserDisc manufacturer Optodisc factory for NT $836 million, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. Epistar plans to expand AlInGaP and InGaN LED production at the new factory site.
The company's newly acquired factory is expected to be initiated in August 2014, and will increase its AlInGaP LED production capacity by 10 percent in third quarter this year. The new factory is a five to ten minute drive from Epistarâ€™s number three factory. The company will be organizing the new factory at the end of this year, moving personnel and offices from factory two and three to the new site. Freed up space in factory three will be used to install equipment for AlInGaP LED production capacity expansions.
Optodisc has been in the market since the early 2000â€™s, coinciding with the inception of recordable DVD media. Because of its longevity in the market, the Optodisc MID code is recognized by virtually all optical disc recorder drives from the early 2000â€™s, continuing through today. When Optodisc became insolvent, Vinpower acquired Optodiscâ€™s trademark, disc formulas, IPâ€™s, and MID code, which it would use to launch a new generation of Optodisc media. Vinpower has long been known as the leader in duplication hardware, so the inclusion of the Optodisc CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media is a natural extension of the line. With Optodiscâ€™s technology and legacy MID code, Vinpower has created a better line of recordable media for the duplication market.
The Optodisc line includes a full range of recordable CD, DVD, and Blu-ray media, along with inkjet or thermal printable surfaces as well as a traditional shiny silver lacquer or matte finish.