TDK Joins Blu-ray Group

The move could lead to bare Blu-ray-compatible disks.

TDK Corp. last week joined the Blu-ray Disk Founders group, creating the possibility that BD disks could eliminate cartridges and make it easy to use both DVD and BD disks in the same system.

TDKs hard-coat technology provides the optical media industry with a disk that can be efficiently produced at a large scale, the company said. By adding a coating layer to a conventional polycarbonate disk surface, TDK said abrasion resistance is about 100 times higher compared to existing DVD disks.

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