The price of optical media could be rising this year due to increasing price of polycarbonate, which is a key material in our DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
Prices have reportedly been on the rise, but Taiwan-based media makers have yet to adjust prices to reflect the rise in costs. Digitimes reports that if costs continue on their upward trend throughout the quarter, optical media makers will raise their prices.
In anticipation of prices rising, channel buyers have increased their orders. The building of inventory in preparation for a cost hike could temporarily insulate retail from dealing with growing prices.