Growing concerns over carbon footprint of data storage technologies is also throwing the spotlight on blu-ray. For instance, Carbon footprint of data storage is on the rise given the tendency among enterprises to sequentially complicate the complexity of storage infrastructures with increases in data volumes. This in turn increases the carbon footprint of data storage primarily because complex and sophisticated data storage solutions, such as storage area networks have huge energy, cooling and connectivity needs, all which increases both carbon emissions and power consumption. Stricter environmental mandates governing an organization’s carbon footprint including emissions resulting from data storage is now throwing the spotlight on “Green Archive” solutions, at the heart of which are optical disc solutions like the blu-ray technology. Against a scenario of an evolving carbon conscious society, blu-ray discs are optimally positioned to benefit given their low carbon footprint and their relatively robust long-term archiving capabilities. The ensuing refocus and re-emphasis of companies on optical disc technology is likely to drive future gains in the market for blu-ray discs.
The consumer electronics industry in Europe remains nervous about the play out of the sovereign debt crisis drama. While no easy and immediate solutions exist for Europe’s macroeconomic imbalances, Europe remains a wildcard with the economic health of the region forecast to be the sum of the solutions adopted to resolve the crisis. While the potential outcomes of the crisis remain numerous, baseline market sentiments currently accumulate at the optimistic end of the spectrum. Bearish market sentiments indicate that tough government spending cuts and increase in taxes as part of the austerity measures could bring consumer spending under pressure in debt ridden economies. However forced austerity measures implemented in Greece to reduce the country’s widening deficits, are less likely to be adopted in relatively stronger economies with lower debt loads like in Germany, Spain and Italy. This is primarily because of the growing acceptance of the counterproductive implications of such a strategy on GDP growth in an economy.
Market sentiments are additionally strengthened by the fact that the sovereign debt crisis has not yet been transmitted to the real economy as is indicated by the relative stability of the value of the Euro currency. The intrinsic value of the euro has been stable despite fears of massive inflation, and the Euro continues to remain the dominant world currency in comparison to the dollar. Germany’s relative resilience in handling the euro zone crisis is also helping strengthen confidence levels. Given the yet encouraging outlook for the German economy, the largest in the euro zone, it is not all gloom and doom as pessimists might view. Encouraging economic data such as comparatively lower levels of unemployment, better trade surplus accounts, and stable industrial output and manufacturing indices, indicate that the real German economy has not yet been impacted by the crisis as feared. This thereby discounts an across the board impact of a possible eurozone crisis which is still not confirmed as a technical recession. Consumer spending in Europe is therefore expected to hold up in the year 2012 despite the debt crisis.
As stated by the new market research report on Blu-ray Discs, Japan dominates the world market in terms of both value and volume sales. Strongest growth, however, is forecast to stem from Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) which is poised to trail a projected CAGR of 94.6% over the analysis period.
Major players in the global marketplace include CMC Magnetics Corporation, Falcon Technologies International LLC, Hitachi Maxell Ltd., Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, Moser Baer India Limited, Panasonic Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corporation, RITEK Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Sony Corporation, Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd., TDK Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox, Umedisc Limited, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Co., and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., among others.
The research report titled “Blu-ray Discs: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections (in Thousand Units & US$ Million) for major geographic markets including the United States, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Rest of Europe), and Rest of World.
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