OF THE DVD FORUM ON THE STATUS OF HD MEDIA USING BLUE LASER DIODE
Tokyo, Nov, 27, 2002 -- DVD Forum today reported the status of
its consideration of optical disc formats utilizing blue laser
diodes and released the following statement.
June 2002, the Steering Committee of the DVD Forum formed two
Subgroups of the Forum's standing Working Group 11 “to study
and promote the best technical approach based on” 0.6mm
and 0.1mm technologies respectively for blue laser optical disc
applications. At the same time, the Steering Committee also formed
a Subcommittee to work with the Blu-ray Disc Founders toward reaching
an agreement to work together on a common format. The first of
the two Subgroups was formed in June, and is now studying 0.6mm
technology. To date, no 0.1mm technology has been proposed to
the DVD Forum. The DVD Forum has so far made no decision to adopt
or reject any proposed format (either 0.1mm or 0.6mm) for blue
laser optical disc applications.
in 1997, the DVD Forum is a voluntary association of more than
200 companies worldwide from the consumer electronics, information
technology and entertainment industries with a common interest
in DVD hardware and software.
purposes of the Forum, as stated in the Forum's Charter, are (1)
to establish the single DVD Format for each of the DVD application
products, including revisions, improvements and enhancements,
that would be in the best interests of consumers and users, and
(2) to encourage the broad acceptance of DVD Formats on a worldwide
basis among members of the Forum, related industries and the public.
Further information regarding the Forum and its activities may
be found at www.dvdforum.org.
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