(VALHALLA, N.Y.--BUSINESS WIRE--May 15, 2006) Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of the leading global imaging and information technologies company, today announced that Fujifilm-branded Blu-ray media would be available in the U.S. marketplace this June.
Increasing data volume on personal computers and the steady, continuing growth of high definition (HD) television has accelerated consumer demand for higher capacity optical recording devices for storing all this digital data. The Fujifilm Blu-ray discs will be available with 25GB storage capacity, in both write-once (BD-R) and re-writable (BD-RE) formats, which can be used in Blu-ray drives with 1-2X writing speed.
"The introduction of several Blu-ray based consumer products - including internal PC drives, set-top box and interactive gaming consoles and recorders will increasingly push demand for the new, higher capacity media," noted Frank Bulzomi, Director, Consumer Marketing, Recording Media Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. "The success of new recording technologies depends significantly on the availability of affordable, reliable media and our scientists and engineers are already working to perfect next-generation storage solutions, long before they hit the market."
Fujifilm introduced cartridge-based rewritable Blu-ray discs (23.3GB) into the Japanese market in 2003. In June 2006, Fujifilm will introduce single-sided, non-cartridge type Blu-ray discs with larger capacity (25GB). The Fujifilm high-capacity Blu-ray optical media will be available through key Fujifilm reseller partners and you can obtain more information by calling 800-800-FUJI or visit us at www.fujifilmusa.com.
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Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 billion.
In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.
For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at www.fujifilmusa.com.