Royalty fees makes Taiwan DVD player makers think twice about orders

Taiwanese manufacturers of DVD players have seen increasing OEM/ODM orders but are not necessarily willing to take these orders because the heavy burden of royalty fees makes such production profitless, according to industry sources.

Due to Philips' crackdown on unlicensed use of its patents, DVD players produced by China-based makers that have not paid royalty charges have been barred from the European and US markets.

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