And the delays keep coming for Sony's Blu-ray high-definition DVD
system. China's Commercial Times newspaper is reporting that Sony's
production facilities have not been able to meet the demand for the
diode that generates the blue laser at the heart of the HD system.
Both Sony's own plants and those of Japan's Nichia Corp., the only two
suppliers of the diodes, have been plagued by production problems, the
newspaper said. The supply problem, it observed, could not only delay
production of Blu-ray DVD players for Sony and other manufacturers,
but could also delay the release of PlayStation 3 models, now
scheduled for November.