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Bob Olhsson

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Re: Quantegy closes its doors
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2005, 12:47:55 PM »

What they just did to their employees doesn't exactly inspire a lot of trust in the ethics of the company's management!

chrisj

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Re: Quantegy closes its doors
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2005, 05:09:54 PM »

There are a lot of related uses of magnetic tape also, such as VHS video and MiniDV and all that sort of thing.

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Re: Quantegy closes its doors
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2005, 06:06:54 PM »

Funny thing....I had to to to Nashville Tape today to get some CDRs.  I was probably there no more than 10 minutes but overheard two incoming calls asking about tape availability.  It's just anecdotal, but seems to me that even here in Nashville there's still interest in using it. ( a place where analog usage is scarce in comparison to LA)  I was told they'd gotten lots of calls all morning long about this.  It may be nothing more than morbid curiosity, but I found that interesting.

Also the guy there told me that lots of govt. operations and overseas interests still need analog tape.  Maybe the fat lady is just warming up.
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Re: Quantegy closes its doors
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2005, 06:11:43 PM »

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posted by Rich Mays:
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Eric Vincent wrote on Mon, 03 January 2005 23:57]
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You figure it CAN'T be a competition issue, because Quantegy had no competition - it had a monopoly on the product.


Here is some info from another forum:

Check out the links and notice the listed companies *very short list here to save bandwidth*
http://www.imationltd.co.uk/features/imation_manufacturing.h tml
http://www.bizminer.com/3_order4.asp?SIC=3695.02
Notice the number of firms, up to 113, the 'above' link

http://www.imation.com/en_US/main.jhtml?Id=10_02_02&Arti cle=2004_05_04_dsim_I MN_Worlds1stTera.xml

Read the "about" on link below.
http://www.imation.com/en_US/main.jhtml;jsess  ionid=BQ1HIJC3S4XUSCTFOBQSFFAKMVYGEIV0?Id=10_02&Article= 2004_07_13_cc_ResProgram.xml

More:

SUNGKUNG MAGNETICS (SKM), Suwon, Korea

SPIC ELECTRONICS, Madras, India

TONYANG POLYESTER CORPORATION, Kumi, Korea

MEDIOS MAGNETICOS, Buenos Aries, Argentina.

AATEC, LTD., Perth, Australia.

ACME GROUP of COMPANIES, LTD., Hong Kong: Chinese cities: Zhu Hai, Shumzhen, Joko, Shontao, and Shanghai

MAGNATEK COMPONENTS, INC., Paterson, New Jersey: magnetic media factories in China, India, Canada, Korea, Argentina, and England

GARWARE MAGNETICS, LTD., Bombay, India

SHANGHAI MAGNETICS, Shanghai, China

Arvind Mills Ltd Railwaypura Post
Naroda Road P B No 10010
Ahmedabad 380025
Gujarat
India

There ARE choices- you just might not like them!

Rich



Rich,

Read my post again. I said "a monopoly on the product." Not "a monopoly on a material used to make the product."

Yes, you can still find magnetic tape.

"The product" refers to the thing you would feel comfortable putting in your Studer and immortalizing Yo Yo Ma with.

Capisce?
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