Microsoft Joins DVD+RW Alliance24 Feb, 2003 By: Hive News
Microsoft Corp. has joined the DVD+RW Alliance and will be one of nine companies that sit on its policy-setting team, the executive and steering committee.
"In an effort to evaluate providing support for writable DVD and other digital media formats, Microsoft has decided to join the DVD+RW Alliance as a core member," said Tom Phillips, general manager of Microsoft's Windows hardware experience group. "Microsoft is committed to the convergence and compatibility in both PC and consumer electronics applications. Microsoft is happy to become a part of the DVD+RW Alliance and help promote writable DVD standards that are aligned with the Mt. Rainier technology."
Other members of the executive/steering committee are Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Chemical/Verbatim, Philips, Ricoh, Sony, Thomson and Yamaha.
"The Alliance is very excited to have Microsoft's commitment to the organization," said Maureen Weber, general manager of Hewlett-Packard's Optical Storage Solutions business and worldwide chair of the DVD+RW Alliance. "We look forward to working together to create and promote the best customer experience built on DVD+RW technology."
The DVD+RW Alliance is a voluntary group of personal computing manufacturers, optical storage and electronics manufacturers formed to promote universally compatible, rewritable DVD+R/+RW format.