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Sony, Panasonic develop 300GB ‘Archival disc’ for 50 year enterprise storage

ArchivalDiscImgSony and Panasonic have reportedly developed an optical disc called the “Archival Disc” for enterprise storage with an initial capacity of 300GB that would be readable for at least 50 years.

The next-generation disc will be launched in the market in 2015 and its current capacity will be expanded to 500GB and then 1TB later through signal-processing technologies including multi-level recording technology. Continue reading

Sony to sell off VAIO division

Sony-VaioThe Japanese company will begin selling off the PC business in July, Japan Industrial Partners will take control of the operation for an undisclosed fee, and Sony will “cease planning, design ad development of PC products”.

The news comes as a shock, as VAIO has always been associated with high-end design, and had many admirers in the technology world.

Sony says that there are a variety of reasons including “drastic changes in the global PC industry”.

JIP’s new company will initially focus on selling VAIO-branded computers in Japan; it plans to hire between 250 and 300 Sony employees for the venture. Continue reading