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[01 4th, 2006]
Start Commercial Basis Mass Production of HD DVD
Memory-Tech Corporation

Memory-Tech starts one-stop HD DVD production services from January. Memory-Tech has established complete HD DVD production from HD DVD encoding and authoring through cost effective HD DVD disc manufacturing and quality assurance.

Since the beginning of HD DVD standard development at DVD Forum, Memory-Tech has been leading HD DVD disc manufacturing process development and actively participating in many working group activities. In parallel, the company has been developing actual mass production process and quality control at multiple factories of the company.
The company has developed and established DVD – HD DVD compatible manufacturing process which will help the industry to make a smooth transition from DVD to HD DVD in a gradual manner without damaging the current DVD business. The company already has 7 compatible lines which have manufacture 5.2M units monthly production capacity. The compatible lines are capable of all the HD DVD family format mass production including HD DVD – DVD Twin Format.
The company opened the process and helped major disc replicators and replication machine vendors in the world to accelerate estalishment of HD DVD production infrastructure in the world.

Memory-Tech was officially approved as HD DVD Class Laboratory by DVD Forum. The company started HD DVD production certification services openly for other disc manufacturers. Memory-Tech has been also developing high level cost effective HD DVD encoding and authoring lines supporting hid advanced content creation. The company is fully committed to support HD DVD product launch.

About Memory-Tech
Memory-Tech Corporation was established in 1985 and is a leading OEM of optical disk including CDs and DVDs. Major Shareholders include Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo Denca Corporation, Pony Canyon Inc., and Avex Group Holdings Inc. Tokyo headquarters is located in Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Memory-Tech offers a total service that includes planning, production and distribution of CDs and DVDs to major Japanese and U.S. film/music companies and computer manufacturers. The company’s factories in both Japan and China are Microsoft certified and manufacture high-quality products. In July 2003, Memory-Tech received ISO9001: 2000 Certification.

Memory-Tech intends to leverage the optical disc technology it has accumulated over the past 19 years, to expand new ventures such as the next-generation DVD (HD DVD) and to provide a comprehensive solution for clients.? Memory-Tech is a founding member of the HD DVD promotion group.

[Press Contacts:]

For press/analyst inquiries, contact Haruhiko Noborisaka, Memory-Tech Corporation
+81-3-3405-8890 press@memory-tech.co.jp