We wouldn't book this one just yet or anything, but Digitimes
has it that Taiwan's own Kenmec is gearing up to ship Blu-ray
players in just a few months. The outfit has generally stuck to producing automation and flat-panel display manufacturing equipment, but it's reportedly looking to extend its business by dipping its toes in the Blu, Blu waters. It's stated that the firm has received ODM orders for BD players from "retail chains in Europe as well as China-based vendor Haier, with shipments to begin in the first quarter of 2009." There's no telling if or when these units will ever head stateside, but we're sure its already measuring the feasibility.