"Experts predict that industry wide shipments of CD-RW drvies will exceed 35 million this year, and that media manufacturers will ship more than three billion CD-R/RW discs in the same timeframe," Philips Components said in a statement.
Philips Components currently has development and production facilities for CD-RW products in Belgium, Hungary and China. It plans expansion at its Hungarian facility and in Asia. In Asia, Philips plans to work with Ionics EMS of the Philippines. Earlier on Wednesday, Ionics announced it had won a $1 billion per year contract to make 10 million CD rewritable drives annually..." NULL