updated 07:25 am EDT, Tue June 22, 2004
Philips 16x DVD writer
Philips Electronics has launched the "world's first" , which can burn a disc in less than six minutes, according to Reuters. "U.S. computer maker Dell will be the first customer for the new DVD burner....Philips and Dell have a partnership to supply each other with products. Philips said it planned to produce 600,000 of the devices every month. Computer makers will pay between 80 and 90 euros ($97-$109) per DVD writer when buying in large quantities, while consumers will have to pay around 180 euros."