to develop disc that can store 300 DVDs: report
Sarawak Tribune - Monday, 23 December, 2002
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- A coalition of Japanese firms and universities plans to develop an
optical disc that can store 1.5 terabytes, the equivalent of about 300
DVDs, a news report said Sunday.
optical disc would be able to record 300 two-hour films and the player to
use it would be compatible with standard DVDs, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun
newspaper said, citing sources close to the deal.
electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., office equipment
maker Ricoh Co. and Osaka University will start developing the optical
disc with plans to have it on the market by 2010.
equipment maker Pioneer Corp., Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Aishin Seiki
Co., Kyushu University and Shizuoka University will also be involved.
coalition will invest two billion to three billion yen (16.6 million to
24.9 million dollars) over five years, starting April, to develop the
disc, 12 centimeters (4.8 inches) in diameter, will introduce
three-dimensional multilayer optical memory technology and storing data in
a 10-layer structure, according to the newspaper report.