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Sony Produces 10 Millionth BD-50

"Sony DADC has announced that they have produced their 10 millionth BD-50 disc. The disc, a copy of the upcoming 'Spider-man 3' Blu-ray release, was produced at Sony's Terre Haute facility in Indiana, one of three such facilities which produce the high capacity discs (the other two being in Austria and Japan). Together, the three plants have produced more than 50 million Blu-ray discs at a capacity of 21 million discs per month.
The huge increase in Blu-ray production can be attributed to gains in production yields. The BD-25 now has a consistent yield rate of around 85%, while the more difficult to produce BD-50 are consistently between 75% and 79%. Cycle times for the BD-50 have also greatly improved, meaning more Blu-ray discs are being made than ever before with levels for BD-25s approaching parity with their DVD production.

Sony has also extended assistance to Blu-ray disc replication equipment manufacturers Singulus and Oerlikon who are expected to release BD-50 upgrades for their popular manufacturing lines within the next few weeks."

Expect some JALWA if the rumoured 399$ ps3 is launched worldwide in October/November ,2007

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DJ3494d ago

fellow Blu-ray disc manufacturers. =]

Mark 13494d ago (Edited 3494d ago )

Blu-ray is another in a long line of pathetic proprietary formats forced on consumers by Sony.

MrTangent3494d ago

@Mark 1: Normally I would agree with you, considering I thought that Minidisc/ATRAC, Memory Stick and especially UMD were redundant by design (although one could argue Betamax was legitimate). However, I think Blu-Ray is actually less proprietary than HD-DVD and has more industry support.

Blu-Ray is hardly Sony's, considering the large consortium of technology companies that sit on the Blu-Ray Disc Association. For instance, you might have heard of these companies (who are on the BDA):

Apple, Inc., Dell, Hitachi, HP, LG, Sharp, TDK, Sun Microsystems, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Thomson, Samsung.

This is not including the film industry companies who are also on the BDA. There are more studios that support Blu-Ray than HD-DVD.

felidae3494d ago

that's a huge number of BD.

good work Sony!

neogeo3494d ago

Metal Gear4 to be on two 50gig bluerays. that gonna be a bit tricky to port to 360 if its true.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI3494d ago

I believe Kojima asked for a dual layered BD disc which could hold at least 100gb. That would be around 10 dvd9's i suppose.

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