Thomas K. Arnold

Sony, NEC Join For Optical Disc Drive Creation

Sony, NEC Join For Optical Disc Drive Creation

In what observers consider an unlikely alliance, Sony Corp. and NEC Electronics Corp. have agreed to establish a joint venture that will plan, design, manufacture and market DVD and CD drives.
First Look Buys Blockbuster Unit

First Look Buys Blockbuster Unit

Video rental chain Blockbuster Inc. is ridding itself of its film acquisition and distribution subsidiary.
MGM Joins Blu-ray Group

MGM Joins Blu-ray Group

As has been expected, MGM has come out in support of Blu-ray Disc, promising to release film and television titles from its library on the format when the hardware launches in North America, Japan and Europe early next year.
HP: New Specs Will Help Blu-ray

HP: New Specs Will Help Blu-ray

Hewlett-Packard, a major supporter of the Blu-ray Disc format, late Oct. 19 said it has issued a formal appeal to the Blu-ray Disc Assn. to include two new technologies, iHD and Managed Copy, as part of its format specifications.