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Lite-On IT lands orders for Xbox 360 DVD-ROM drives

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2007 4:02 User comments (4)

Lite-On IT lands orders for Xbox 360 DVD-ROM drives According to a DigiTimes report, Lite-On IT has secured OEM orders for DVD-ROM drives for Microsoft's Xbox 360 games console. Industry sources in Taiwan indicated that monthly shipments of 800,000 - 1,000,000 units will begin in the third quarter of 2007. Lite-On did not comment on the reports due to non-disclosure agreements signed with clients.
BenQ and Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology (TSST) have produced the built-in DVD-ROM drives for the Xbox 360. While LiteON took over BenQ's optical disc drive business unit last year, it didn't take over the OEM manufacturing rights for Xbox 360 because it was required to obtain new certification from Microsoft.

The company stands a chance of displacing TSST to be the primary OEM maker of the built-in DVD-ROM drive based on its monthly shipment volumes and the goal of Microsoft to sell 15 million units in 2007.

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4 user comments

11.6.2007 8:48

Nice. Hopefully these drives won't sound like a Pratt & Whitney PW4000 jet engine... as the current ones do.

21.6.2007 11:33

Just another drive to receive a F/W hack!

31.6.2007 19:46

At least with Lite-on this could be a great improvement to the Xbox and hopefully it will not have faults with the new Drives.

Originally posted by dsgtrain:
Just another drive to receive a F/W hack!
This will happen regardless its just a matter of how much time will it take :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jun 2007 @ 19:48

419.7.2007 19:43

They have made quality stuff in the past, they should continue to do so in the future.

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