August 30, 2001 in Social Responsibility News

The sale of DVD-ROM P/UP

Contents
- Regarding the decision to sell the P/UP manufacturing equipment and molds, a main component of DVD-ROM, to Samsung Electro Mechanics Co., Ltd.
- P/UP: A main component of the Optical Disk Drive(ODD). It is a device that projects light which is then reflected off the disc and the signal can be recognized, read or recorded from it.

Background
- The cost saving in-house manufacturing was 20% but now it is only 5%. In the future the Company believes it will be cost effective to purchase the P/UP.
- The DVD-ROM market is expected to shrink while CD-RW and combination products market is expanding. The Company plans to focus in this growing market.

Sales details
- Price: 9.6 billion KRW (Equipment and molds, etc.)
DATE: Aug 31, 2001


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