Sony Disc & Digital Solutions inaugurated its Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM (video, games, data) production in the U.S.
Sony DADC in the U.S. can produce 25,000 single-layer 25GB Blu-ray Discs per day, for a total of 750,000 Blu-ray Discs per month, using its three Blu-ray replication lines. This capacity is expected to increase to nearly 5 million discs per month by October as additional lines are added to the facility. Of these additional lines, six will be capable of manufacturing 50 GB dual layer Blu-ray Discs.
“Sony DADC is thrilled to be the leading optical disc manufacturing facility in the U.S. and have a full Blu-ray BD-ROM line ready for production,” said Dieter Daum, President, Sony Disc & Digital Solutions.
Sony DADC also has an offset printer and packaging line dedicated to Blu-ray BD-ROM. It employs a Phase Transition Mastering (PTM) machine, which can be easily reconfigured to master both BD-ROM and DVD-ROM (video, games, data) on a single system. A second PTM machine will be added this summer, and an additional offset printer and three additional packaging lines will be added by October.
Blu-ray Disc Authoring Services will be offered to customers in July 2006.