Does anyone have any evidence of this?
The CMC-Pro has been absolutely awful for me, so I’ve moved away from it, but I had heard a lot of distributors throw that exact line at me - to try and convince me the CMC-Pro was Taiyo-Yuden and there was no change. Obviously that’s not the case but it caused me a lot of hassle with customers finding that out.
As far as I can tell it’s a lie. CMC’s press release for the acquisition states they’ve acquired licenses for some patents and media codes, but no mention of equipment.
Also after looking over a few of the financial returns and IR documents (Thanks Google Translate!), I can see mentions of the acquisition of licensing but absolutely no costs associated with or mention of the purchase of equipment - be that the equipment itself or the additional floor space and personnel that they’d require.
To me, it also makes absolutely no sense to pack up this equipment (that is really not designed to be disassembled and moved), that as far as I understand isn’t bespoke anyway and ship it, when you can easily adjust existing machinery to do the same thing.
Regardless it would be interesting to see if anyone has any evidence to the contrary!