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Product typeConsumer electronics
IntroducedApril 3, 2006
Previous ownersSony, NEC

Optiarc is a brand of optical disc drives owned by a US company: Vinpower Digital, Inc.

Initially Optiarc was established on April 3, 2006 as a joint venture between Sony Corporation (55% shares) and NEC Corporation (45% shares). The company, named Sony NEC Optiarc, focused on manufacturing optical disk drives primarily for the OEM desktop and notebook PC markets.

On September 11, 2008, it was announced that Sony would take over NEC's 45% share, making Optiarc a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony,[1] to be called Sony Optiarc. This took effect on December 5, 2008[2]

In March 2013, Sony closed its Optiarc optical disc drive division,[3][4] laying off about 400 employees globally.

In 2017, a US company: Vinpower Digital, whose main business is manufacturing optical disc and other media duplicators for the commercial market, acquired the rights to the Optiarc brand and product line.[5] Vinpower Digital also owns the PioData brand. [6]

Sony Optiarc DVD drive AD-7240S.
Sony Optiarc DVD drive AD-7240S.

See also

Similar joint ventures in the data storage industry:


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2008-12-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Crothers, Brooke (27 August 2012). "Sony to exit PC-use optical drives, say reports". CNET. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  4. ^ Carter, White (27 August 2012). "Sony Optiarc closed, the subsidiary that manufactures optical drives". Technewspedia. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  5. ^ Jan Willem, Aldershoff (June 19, 2017). "U.S. company VinPower Digital claims to be resurrecting Optiarc CD/DVD burner brand". Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  6. ^

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