Singulus: Blu-ray Adoption Faster than DVD10 Jun, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
German disc replication device manufacturer Singulus Technologies said consumer adoption of Blu-ray Disc is proceeding faster than standard DVD 11 years ago.
The Frankfurt-based manufacturer cited an internal order for 21 Blu-ray dual-layer replication units in the first quarter for the outlook, with another 9 units on order this year.
The orders included one from a prominent U.S. replication company.
"This means that the orders for Blu-ray in the first year of the dual layer technology already by far exceeded the volume at the start of the DVD eleven years ago with 17 machines," said CFO Stefan Baustert, in a statement.
Singulus projects an optimistic 65% market share for Blu-ray by the end of the year.