Quanta Storage will ship over 500,000 slim-type DVD burners to Dell per month in Q4
Aug 08, 2006
Quanta Storage Inc., a maker of slim-type optical-disc drives in Taiwan, has projected its monthly shipment volume of slim-type DVD burners to Dell to exceed 500,000 units in the fourth quarter of the year, double the corresponding figure seen in the second quarter.
With its slim-type DVD burner model winning Dell's product certification in the second quarter, Quanta Storage began small-volume shipment to the U.S. firm late in the second quarter.
According to the disc-drive maker, slim-type Combo (DVD player and CD-RW) drives were the firm's major products shipped last year, but its product structure has experienced some changes this year as more and more notebook PC brands begin adopting DVD burners. Quanta Storage said that its shipment of slim-type DVD burners would outstrip Combo models in the second half of the year.
Quanta Storage shipped an average of about 250,000 DVD burners per month in the second quarter, and the monthly volume increased significantly to 300,000 to 350,000 units in the third quarter. The company said that it registered consolidated revenue of NT$3.36 billion (US$102.4 million at US$1: NT$32.8) in the second quarter, up 33.6% from the first quarter.
Quanta Storage is scheduled to issue US$60 million worth of convertible bonds soon to support the development of next-generation disc drives and purchase key parts for slim-type DVD burners.
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