Yamaha Pulls Out Of CD Burner Market
Yamaha Electronics Corp. has bowed before the decline in the CD writer market and will exit the business, company executives confirmed Monday.Yamaha Electronics Corp. has bowed before the decline in the CD writer market and will exit the business, company executives confirmed Monday. Citing uncharacteristically rapid price erosions, continuing market difficulties, and the highly volatile competitive environment, Yamaha Electronics Corporation stated that the company is discontinuing its sales and marketing of computer-based CD-RW recorders, effective immediately. Since compact discs can only be spun up to a certain rotational speed without damage, makers of CD burners have said that the current generation will be the end of the road. Hewlett-Packard, in fact, reached this conclusion in late 2001.
Yamaha will continue to market its other multimedia offerings, including computer speakers, computer receivers, headphones, and CD-R/RW media, and provide CD-RW drives for music and audio applications, the company said.