Sony Planning 47 Million Blu-ray Discs per Month Capacity Worldwide
There are a few interesting tidbits in this article over at the Inside Indiana Business website.
Sony is planning to expand its Blu-ray Disc manufacturing operations in Indiana, investing over $100M and creating 85 new jobs there.
Apparently the Terre Haute, Indiana facility currently produces 425,000 Blu-ray Discs per day.
Since Blu-ray Disc manufacturing began in Terre Haute in May 2006, the company has produced more than 100 million Blu-ray Discs in its manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Austria and Japan. By October, the three facilities combined will have a manufacturing capacity of 47 million discs per month.
Remember that Blu-ray Discs are not only needed for movies, but also the Playstation 3 games which sell in much higher volumes than Blu-ray Disc movies do currently.