Which is the most preferred media CMC or Ritek

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#1

Which is the most preferred media CMC or Ritek
I have been looking at the sales figures for the most popular manufacturers for January-March this year

[B]Company	     USD Sales Revenue	   Net Profit[/B]
CMC	     187,026,839          -6,102,839
Ritek	     139,349,419          -15,156,226
Prodisc	     63,154,000	          -46,257,226
Princo	     62,677,000	          -26,115,226
Optodisc     27,167,645	          -14,748,774
Leaddata     24,607,548	          -5,379,161
Gigastorage  11,808,290	          -5,395,032

From these figures it looks that CMC have the lead in sales by about 48mil USD but will this trend continue looking at these figures they all made a Net loss during this quarter and we can expect an overhaul price increase in the near future.
Any comments?


#2

If the general public can be swayed to primarily purchase 16x and DVD+R DL media then these companies will definitely make a profit…
The cost for these media types can be kept at a premium since 3rd tier and below manufacturers are unable to produce these in large volumes yet (if at all).


#3

CMC and Prodisc media have been very good lately, quality-wise. They are now sold under Philips, TDK and Fujifilm brands in the US. These two companies also manufacture most of the Verbatim-branded (MCC) media sold here. Given a choice, I will still take Taiyo Yuden TDK and Fujifilm discs first (old habits), but I have no (rational) reasons to avoid CMC and Prodisc.


#4

But what will stop them from slapping a 16x rating on some slightly improved, but still vastly inferior media?

It won’t be long before Fry’s sells their shady 16x GQ discs for $4.75 a 25-pack. :Z


#5

:sad: :sad:


#6

Where is Moser Baer?

I thought they should be large enough to fit on the list…


#7

I think MBIL is missing because it’s not taiwanese.


#8

Those are some scary figures, I was wondering why the 8x production is being scaled back so quickly.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20050503A7040.html


#9

CMC certainly seems to be doing well. I predict that they will make a profit in q2. They are the first to mass market with 16x. if you have a look at some of the best selling 16x discs they are produced by cmc.

Philips 16x
verbatim 16x
Datawrite Titanium 16x.