Colorado-based MAM-A says it now offers ‚ÄúMade in USA‚ÄĚ versions of its Silver CD-R and DVD-R/+R products, as well as its 24kt Gold Archival CD-R and DVD-R/+R media. The company, which claims to be the last recordable optical disc manufacturer in the U.S., recently completed capacity expansion of its facility in Colorado Springs.
Recordable media maker Maxell Corp. of America is relocating its corporate headquarters from Fair Lawn, NJ, to a nearby facility in Woodland Park, NJ. Maxell says the move, which is scheduled for completion by March 1, positions the company for future growth, fueled by continued success in OEM and branded computer media as well as other markets. Via Business Wire
Paragon Media has installed a new Lamin 6 color off-set disc press in its Seattle facility, with plans to use the press for prerecorded-disc projects as well as custom-printed recordable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
‚ÄúThere is an emerging market in custom printed recordable discs,‚ÄĚ says Gary Ricci, Paragon‚Äôs VP of Sales. ‚ÄúOver the course of the last 18 months we have seen a serious lift in sales for custom decorated recordable CDs and DVDs that our customers are then using to burn their own content.‚ÄĚ Via PR Web
Memorex and Maxell veteran Michael Golacinski has established KMG Digital for the worldwide sales and marketing of Kodak optical blank media. Eastman Kodak Company announced Jan. 7 its designation of KMG as the exclusive worldwide licensee for Kodak-branded optical blank media products and media accessories. Under the agreement, KMG will market Kodak branded products including recordable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, with a focus on office superstores, electronic specialty, discount, and member club stores, as well as strategic online partners. Based in Kodak‚Äôs hometown of Rochester, NY, KMG Digital will also will have worldwide sales and marketing operations in Los Angeles. Via PR Newswire
Taiwan‚Äôs Digitimes reports that Royal Philips Electronics has reduced royalty charges for its CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW optical disc formats in new 10-year licensing agreements with CMC Magnetics and Ritek, two of the world‚Äôs largest recordable media makers. The new rates are down from US$0.035-0.036 per disc to US$0.01 per disc, according to the report. By Digitimes
Corona Marketing Group of Tustin, CA will represent Moser Baer India in North America, promoting the company‚Äôs optical storage media products under private-label and DataRight brands. Via PR.com