In response to growing industry support for the Blu-Ray Disc standard, the 13 members of the Blu-Ray Disc Founders (Dell, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Panasonic, Pioneer Corp., Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sharp Corp., Sony Corp., TDK Corp. and Thomson) announced plans to create the Blu-Ray Disc Associations (BDA). The new entity will establish format standards and promote business opportunities for Blu-Ray Disc, the next-generation optical disc for storing high-definition movies, photos and other digital content.
The founders will be re-incorporated into the BDA and are currently developing the membership application processes and operating procedures. Applications are expected to be available in late summer, with the first official meeting to be held this fall.
For more information on Blu-Ray Disc and updated information on the application process, visit www.blu-raydisc-official.org.