Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) and Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology (TSST), two of the top three global ODM/OEM for optical discs drives (ODDs), will stop production of CD-ROM drives and CD-RW burners in early 2008 because global demand has been quickly decreasing due to the continuous drop in the price of DVD burners, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) newspaper.

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