Sharp And Pioneer Unite

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by chelsea.tone, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. chelsea.tone

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    Sharp and Pioneer have announced that they will invest in each other's corporations in order to form a joint capital venture. They will utilize the strengths of each other - Sharp for their blue laser diodes, and Pioneer for their drive assemblies - to produce consumer electronics, including Blu-ray products.
    "Technology has been developing significantly faster compared to the past," commented Mikio Katayama, Sharp president/COO. "So, in order to cover core technology and know-how that we do not have, we believe a strategic business alliance is needed."

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    Excellent news :thumbsup: A few trade fairs (CEDIA 06 I think) ago Pioneer engineers let slip that Pioneer would likely be introducing 'dual' compatible PC drives around the 3rd generation - so with a little luck we'll see dual players from both these brands in due course.

    The format war moves one step closer to it's dual format destiny.
     

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