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TDK begins shipping Blu-ray Disc media

Posted: 14 Apr 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Spencer Chin  TDK  Blu-ray Disc 

Japan-based TDK has begun shipping 25GB recordable and rewritable Blu-ray Disc media nationwide.

According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, TDK is the first to market with bare Blu-ray Disc media. The company began sampling discs in December.

Retail pricing is set at Rs.892.35 ($19.99) for a 25Gbyte BD-R (recordable), Rs.1,115.55 ($24.99) for a 25Gbyte BD-RE (rewritable). In addition, TDK will ship 50Gbyte Blu-ray Disc media later this year with retail pricing set at Rs.2,142.27 ($47.99) for a 50Gbyte BD-R and Rs.2,677.95 ($59.99) for a 50Gbyte BD-RE.

The company is manufacturing the Blu-ray Discs at its Chikumagawa Techno Factory in Japan. The company uses a high-sensitivity, copper silicon material recording material for long-lasting performance.

- Spencer Chin
EE Times

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