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
Development, engineering, production, marketing and sales of optical disc drive products.
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.
In August 2012, Sony announced its plan to close Sony Opitarc optical disk division by March 2013. About 400 employees will be laid off globally.