Taiwan is on track to become the second largest supplier of DVD recorders, according to the Market Intelligence Center, or MIC. Companies like Lite-On IT Corp. and Mustek Systems Inc. will sell four times as many DVD recorders in 2004 than in 2003 after retail prices halved in the past year. Arthur Lai, a technology analyst at MIC, expects DVD recorder prices to continue to fall.
Global shipments of DVD recorders are estimated to climb to 47.4 million units in 2008 from 12.3 million units in 2004.
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