Talk:Oak Technology

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ubiquitous? really?[edit]

I'll grant you that, IIRC, it was included on the Windows 98 bootable CD to allow you to setup direct from disc with no floppy, and was probably included on the win95 boot disc for the same reason - but until then, never heard of it. And the coming of 9x was pretty much the end of the DOS CD era apart from some straggling games.

Now, the Cybertech (?) CYBIDE.SYS, that appeared on several optical drive floppies that passed through our household, and on other machines I had or ... ahem ... gained CLI access to outside of it. May well have been a standard Oak one with a different name (given that there's not really much to choose from in terms of ATAPI signalling after the first couple of chaotic years), but it wasn't called OAK-anything.SYS... Plus a variety of other drivers for MSCDEX, but mainly the cyber one. 193.63.174.10 (talk) 13:03, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

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Oak Techologies was known for optical storage, not graphics[edit]

Oak was never successful in graphics or even well known but later became a market leader in chip solutions for optical storage devices (CD-ROM, CD writers, DVD combo drives) for PCs and specifically in the early Windows era (around 1995 for CD-ROM drives and 1999-2002 for CD-R/RW drives), with quarterly revenues reaching tens of millions. Around the time of the tech bubble in the year 2000 it was one of the darlings of Wall Street and reached a stock market valuation that would rival most technology companies today. However its fortunes faded quickly. One remaining chip technology legacy was the digital TV chip division that it had acquired earlier which would later contribute to some degree of success that Zoran later achieved in the digital TV chip market.

I have now updated the article with this more relevant part of Oak Technology's history, with added references Calamites (talk) 02:37, 16 May 2014 (UTC)