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Lite-On IT And Quanta Storage Plan To Hike Optical Drive Pricing In Q3

 

Lite-On IT and Quanta Storage, the largest Taiwan-based ODM/OEM makers of half-height and slim-type optical disc drives (ODDs), respectively, are planning to increase their ODM/OEM pricing by 3-10%, depending on the type of ODD, in the third quarter of 2008, according to industry sources in Taiwan. The planned hike in pricing is because procurement costs for key materials and components have cumulatively risen to levels beyond Lite-On IT and Quanta Storage’s tolerance, the sources explained.

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