It doesn’t seem to matter how bad Ritek get they are still the leading suppplier, talk about bad news. THough one bit of good news, MBI can only just scrape through with a 4x certification, maybe they will improve quality control from this litttle lesson:
Ritek and CMC Magnetics, the top two makers of optical discs in T
Taiwan, respectively maintained the first and second largest share of global shipment volume for DVD+R/-R discs during the fourth quarter of 2005, according to Japan-based market research firm Fujiwara-Rothchild.
India-based Moser Baer India (MBI) surpassed two Taiwanese makers, Daxon Technology and Prodisc Technology, to jump from the fifth largest maker of DVD+R/-R discs in the third quarter of 2005 to the third largest maker in the fourth quarter. This was mainly due to MBIâ€™s successful price-cutting strategy, according to local industry sources.
The sources pointed out, however, that though MBI just passed certification by international brands such as Philips for 4x DVD+R/-R discs, Ritek and CMC have obtained certification for 16x discs for a while. This implies Ritek and CMC have a technological lead of at least half a year in DVD disc production, the sources indicated.
Of global shipment volume for CD-R discs last quarter, MBI had the largest share with 17.7%, followed by Ritek with 15.0% and CMC with 9.1%. The ranking is similar to that for the third quarter of 2005.
I just wonder if CMC also includes MCC manufacture as that may scew the results as I thought MCC would be in the table.