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BENQ Announces the Production of the World’s First 8x DVD Writer

BENQ Announces the Production of the World’s First 8x DVD Writer

08-20-2003
Europe, 20 August 2003
BenQ today announced the world’s first 8x DVD writer. BenQ DW800A sets groundbreaking record speeds at 8x DVD writing on DVD+R and 4x DVD rewriting speed on DVD+RW.

BenQ DW800A is designed for customers in search of speed.  It is able to create a full 4.7GB DVD+R disc in a swift 9 to 10 minutes, half the time of current 4x DVD recording drives. Additionally, BenQ DW800A features 12x DVD reading, 24x CD-R writing, 10x CD-RW rewriting and 40x CD reading speeds.

BenQ DW800A in conjunction with DVD+RW technology delivers superior functionality and performance over other DVD recording formats. “What DVD+RW brings to consumers is convenience and speed. With its lightning quick DVD writing speed, consumers can easily make their own DVD within minutes; enjoying seamless real-time recording with BenQ’s Seamless Link, and exclusive Tilt Servo Control, from multiple video sources such as Camcorder or TV.

BenQ DW800A, extending the success of the world’s first 4x/4x DVD Writer DW400A, once again shows the synergy of Philips & BenQ Digital Storage (PBDS).  “BenQ continues to use its strength in optical disc technology to create leading DVD recording devices. The DW800A, the world’s fastest DVD writer, solidifies BenQ’s position as a leader in the optical disc device market,” said William Wang, General Manager of BenQ Imaging Network Business Group.


About BenQ
BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has 13,000 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 1026 global patents. 2002 estimated revenues exceed US$3.2 billion dollars. For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at BenQ-eu.com.

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