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Moser Baer acquires OM&T BV – a Philips’ optical technology and R&D subsidiary
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
OM&T, as a pioneer in optical media R&D, will enhance the leadership position of Moser Baer in the next generation optical format race; significant part of the Blue Ray Technology development and commercialization was done by OM&T.
OM&T is currently the only company outside Japan shipping Blu-ray discs
OM&T’s R&D capabilities will significantly enhance Moser Baer’s development efforts in Photovoltaic.
New Delhi, 06 February 2007: Moser Baer and global giant Philips today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Moser Baer will acquire OM&T B.V., a highly specialized technology company for optical R&D, which currently is a 100% subsidiary of Philips.
"This acquisition is a major strategic milestone for Moser Baer as we implement our strategy to be at the forefront of technology in both the optical and solar photovoltaic (PV) segments." comments Ratul Puri, Executive Director, Moser Baer India.
This acquisition will complement the existing cutting edge technology research being done in Moser Baer’s R&D center in India and help the global number two player in the optical media market to further consolidate its leadership position. According to the agreement, all IP created by OM&T will be transferred to Moser Baer. The Joint venture will also focus on development of photovoltaic technologies to support Moser Baer’s PV business.
According to Dr. Nic Kramer, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Investments, Philips International B.V., "This is synergistic move, and I am sure that Moser Baer’s high technology manufacturing competencies along with OM&T’s R&D capabilities will ensure that we see innovative products in the immediate future."
While OM&T has been instrumental for developing new optical media solutions and technologies creating new markets via global standardization, its pioneering work in Blu-ray and its status of being the only company outside Japan which is shipping Bluray discs will jumpstart Moser Baer’s objective of being amongst the first few global manufacturers of the Blu-ray disc.
Moser Baer’s proprietary patented L2H (low to high) technology, along with OM&T competencies in the H2L (high to low) technology will ensure that Moser Baer leads in Blu-ray disc technology and manufacture. Having already established a first mover advantage in HD DVD-R format, the company will now extend its technology leadership position in the Blu-ray media as well as other new formats like Holographic Storage.
According to Girish Baluja, COO, Blank Optical Media, Moser Baer India, "OM&T brings to MBI not only its state-of-the-art Blu-ray disc testing and manufacturing capabilities, world class mastering and stamper making expertise, test and professional discs opportunities… but also a pool of highly qualified scientists and engineers. This talented pool will augment Moser Baer’s capabilities in the areas of optical media, PV and beyond."
According to Dr. Jan van den Brink, GM OM&T, "I am excited about the opportunity to join Moser Baer. I believe that the combined R&D efforts will ensure that we can become a hub of global optical media and photovoltaic research in the world."
OM&T will also help Moser Baer’s entry in the Test Disc market, in which OM&T is a leading player. Test Discs enable disk manufacturers to test and calibrate their drives. With the agreement, Moser Baer will also be able to leverage OM&T’s best in class mastering and stamper making capabilities. Moser Baer and OM&T will complement each other well in terms of key R&D initiative and help Moser Baer in further establish the company’s leadership position.
OM&T also possesses world class capabilities in thin film, wet chemical processing, optics & concentration and testing procedures which will enable Moser Baer to take a significant leap forward in R&D efforts in multiple PV technology forays
About Moser Baer India
Moser Baer, headquartered in New Delhi, India, was established in 1983. The Company has successfully developed cutting edge technologies for recordable optical media, constantly innovating and introducing new products and process. An emphasis on high quality products and services has enabled Moser Baer to emerge as one of India's leading technology companies, with more than 16.5% share of the global recordable optical media market. The company currently has over 5,000 full-time employees and has multiple manufacturing facilities in the suburbs of New Delhi, The company services it’s customers through 6 marketing offices and subsidiaries/affiliates in India, the US, Europe and Japan. The company has also made a major foray into PV recently.
OM&T B.V is the former ‘Optical Media and Technology" (OM&T) development group of Philips; the core activity of OM&T is to sell disc DVD and Blu-Ray related technology to big disc replicators. OM&T has been instrumental in developing new optical media solutions and technologies creating new markets via global standardization. The organization is set up in four independent lines of business:
Stamper production and sales unit to serve disc replicators worldwide with specialized and high quality master and stampers.
Test Discs production and sales unit to enable hardware manufacturers of end products or key products to perform tests using special discs. Such discs do have controlled physical defects (scratches, finger prints, black dots etc.)
Media production and sales unit enabling sales to global OEM customers and Media brand houses.
Technology sales serving mainly the big disc manufacturers.
Certain statements in this release concerning future growth prospects involve risks and uncertainties, especially those relating to future industry outlook and our ability to manage growth and intense competition within the Industry. Actual market conditions and our performance may differ from our guidance. This estimate is based on current market trends. Among other factors, a sharp and sustained strengthening of the Indian Rupee and a significant weakening in global demand could adversely impact the company’s earnings.
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Tel: + 91 11 41635201-05 x 334