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Supplying optical key modules

The OKMCO business was created in 1994 and is developing optical components for CD and DVD readers. This signal processing business is undergoing rapid growth and requires sophisticated technological competencies, especially in the areas of precision laser optics and micro-mechanics.

In 2000, the Group had gained significant market share in optical components, especially in optical components for DVD where its market share reached 15%. The same year, Thomson multimedia was selected by Microsoft as key technology and component supplier for the new Xbox video game console. The agreement calls for Thomson to provide DVD-Rom drives along with DVD and video compression technology for Microsoft's new video game console. In 2000 the OKMCO entity had manufactured about 30 million optical pick-ups.


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DVD optical module