CD-RW demand rockets, thanks in part to Apple

An article in the Commercial Times of Taiwan notes that the country’s shipments of CD-RW drives are expected to come in at 10.6 million this year, with shipments expected to rise to 62 million drives in 2002. Lite-On Technology Corp., one of the country’s major CD-RW producers, says it will ship five million drives this year thanks in large part due to contracts with Apple and Gateway. Apple is currently using Sony CD-RW drives in its PowerMac G4s.

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