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FujiFilm announces Blu-Ray WORMs

Fuji Photo Film announced new write-once read-many (WORM) discs, meeting the Blu-ray Disc standard. New discs utilize the twisted organic dye material as recording layer. Currently the company released 23.3GB samples that already passed qualification tests for the Blu-ray standard and provided 1x and 2x recording/playback (36 MB/s and 72 MB/s). 25GB samples are also ready.

Closest company plans include the active Blu-ray WORM disc promotion. It´s interesting that the new technology, according to Fuji Film, can also be used for making DVDs of another next-generation format, promoted by Toshiba and NEC.

The structure of 23.3GB FujiFilm discs feature: 0.1-mm layer, closest to the laser; organic dye just several tens nanometers thick; 1.1-mm substrate. There´s no information about any protective cover for the organic dye.

Despite the lack of precise data about disc´s reflective capabilities, company claims it to be much higher than that of rewritable Blu-ray discs. The contents of organic material are also kept secret. The company plans to establish the volume production by the moment of new Blu-ray standard release.

Source: Nikkei Net

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