Cooperation between BenQ and Philips
Philips will partner with BenQ, formerly known as Acer Communications and Multimedia, to develop the next generation of optical drives. According to a report from Philips, the company will initially focus on developing the third generation of DVD + RW drives.
The aim is to combine the strengths of both companies in a joint development center. At Philips, this applies to the strong development work in the DVD sector; BenQ is primarily known for increasing the speed of mature products. The resulting products are expected to be launched in 2003, but not under any common label.