|Founded||April 3, 2006|
|Headquarters||1-11-1 Osaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan|
|Shinichi Yamamura: Representative Director and President (Former Deputy President, Video Business Group, Sony Corporation Corporation),
Katsumi Ihara, Kiyoshi Nishitani, Hidenosuke Kanai, Shinichi Yamamura, Shunichi Suzuki, Masahiko Yamamoto, Eiichi Ichikawa: Directors
|Products||Development, engineering, production, marketing and sales of optical disc drive products.|
Number of employees
|317 (as of December 2008)|
Sony Optiarc Inc. (formerly Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation that has been shut down. The company's business was the design and manufacturing of optical disc drives, primarily for the OEM desktop and notebook PC markets.
The company was established on April 3, 2006 as a joint venture between Sony and NEC Corporation, each had share of 55% and 45% respectively. On September 11, 2008, it was announced that Sony would take over NEC's 45% share, making Optiarc wholly owned subsidiary of Sony. This took effect on December 5, 2008.
Similar joint ventures in the data storage industry:
- Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation
- Hitachi-LG Data Storage
- Philips & Lite-ON Digital Storage
- Crothers, Brooke (27 August 2012). "Sony to exit PC-use optical drives, say reports". CNET. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Carter, White (27 August 2012). "Sony Optiarc closed, the subsidiary that manufactures optical drives". Technewspedia. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
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