That was quick. We just received word a few days ago that Lite-On was making HD DVD drives
but wondered if they were going to receive any OEM orders from big players in the HD DVD camp. They received a order and it sure is from a big player -- Toshiba
. The key HD DVD player ordered these units so it can concentrate on producing slim-line HD DVD drives which we assume are for their laptops. Lite-On is expecting the production lines to ramp up to full power by March of '07 so don't expect any of these drives for Christmas this year. Lite-On might also receive another
big order from Microsoft to power their Xbox 360 drive but that is still in the speculation category right now.