ASUSTeK Computer Might Stop Producing Optical Drives
Since the contract for OEM production of optical drives for Pioneer expires in July, ASUSTeK Computer might use this occasion to completely stop making optical drives to focus on motherboards and PCs. According to industy sources, the corresponding subdivision will be closed or sold to another company.
Pioneer, in its turn, which is the largest optical drive OEM customer with ASUSTeK Computer will continue expanding its possibilities in this market. The company plans to expand two ODD plants located in South China. Earlier this year, these fabs started producing Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo drives.
This information has been confirmed by a representative of Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan, a subsidiary of Pioneer.
The first information that ASUS might stop producing own optical drives were heard last spring, when the company started ordering DVD drives from third parties.
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