bucks trend, says market outlook still promising
, Austria , 22 October 2004: Despite the slowing down in demand
for production capacity for recordable optical media, prospects
remain good, according to DaTARIUS Technologies, a world-leading
provider of measuring and process optimization systems.
is a very volatile industry, and one sensitive to changes,”
says James Steynor , CEO of the DaTARIUS Group. “The slow-down
in capital expenditure in recordable DVD comes as no real
surprise following the strong demand over the past year. This
is a natural progression for a high-growth format such as
DVD recordable, where, inevitably, the stepped-up increase
in manufacturing capacity momentarily exceeds disc demand.
Overall, the outlook for recordable DVD media is excellent
and, no doubt, the projected strong sales of continually less
expensive DVD recorders over the December holiday period will
drive this demand to ever higher levels.”
Steynor continues, despite the generally weak market outlook
– particularly in recordable –
itself has seen its sales figures hold up well, largely attributable
to its new generation DaTABANK™ technology selling strongly,
with one surprise being demand for units for recordable DVD
against the backdrop of the market slow-down.
continue to see strong sales, and we are on target for 30%
sales growth for the full year compared to last,” he explains.
“We are looking forward to the Replication Expo 2004 show
in China and expect a great deal of interest from media manufacturers
who are looking at what is new for next year in order to formulate
their equipment buying strategy now.”
will be at the Replication Expo show in 2004 with their wide
range of products, particularly measuring equipment focused
on recordable formats (CD-R, DVD±R/RW/DL); a unique
multi-format stamper checker; and a range of process optimization
this will be a team of DaTARIUS specialists to promote solutions
aimed at recordable media manufacturers to help them keep
up with the increasing challenges of higher write speeds and
new formats such as dual layer DVDR.
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