DVD, shortage of components? – Macitynet.it
The harvest of novelties in the DVD field runs the risk of arriving late on the market due to the too successful of this technology.
According to some Taiwanese sources, in fact, at the moment the local assemblers who supply most of the producers are in difficulty in supplying some essential components.
In particular, the shortage would affect the heads and chipsets of which the main suppliers are Pioneer and Ricoh. The two Japanese giants would be finding themselves in great difficulty in meeting the demand that with the arrival of autumn and in preparation for the Christmas gift season has resumed strongly.
From Taiwan it is therefore doubted that the major players in the sector are able to meet the demand for DVD-RW and DVD + RW that comes from various parts of the world. The consequences would be a temporary halt to the drop in prices pending new assembly lines for the components to start operating in a few months.