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Growing Demand for High-Definition Home Entertainment to Drive the World Blu-Ray Discs Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please  visit – www.strategyr.com/Blu_Ray_Discs_Market_Report.asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a  leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company  currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than  1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology  trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500  clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world’s largest  and reputed market research firms

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