CD-R, DVD+R/-R disc makers expected to have growing orders in Q3 07, but face increased costs

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Taiwan-based optical disc makers will receive significantly more OEM orders for CD-R and DVD+R/-R discs this quarter than in the second quarter of 2007, but will suffer unavoidable rises in the procurement costs of optical-grade polycarbonate and dyes due to continued hikes in the international price of crude oil, according to industry sources in Taiwan.As brands of optical discs in the US and Europe as well as retail channels in Latin America have been placing OEM orders for discs to replenish their inventories, Taiwan-based makers will enjoy rebounding demand this quarter, which is traditionally a peak period, the sources indicated.

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