Ritek's adoption of the Veeza scheme will allow it to keep exporting CD-Rs to the U.S. and Europe. However, the other three manufacturers that had their licenses pulled—CMC, Prodisc, and Lead Data—have yet to take action. Since Ritek is reportedly Taiwan's second-biggest optical disc manufacturer, DigiTimes' industry sources reckon its move will put pressure on competitors to follow suit.
Aside from the CD-R patent controversy, Philips has also announced that it will cut royalties for recordable DVDs by 41.7%, bringing the fee for each DVD from $0.06 to $0.035. The cut will be in effect from next month until the second quarter of next year, after which Philips intends to carry its Veeza scheme over to recordable DVDs.