Prodisc Technology said its revenue for August, at NT$537 million, fell by 2.2% from July and 17.3% from a year earlier.
To combat the sluggish sector, the company is building its opto-electronics business, as the operation enjoys a high 50% gross margin and now makes up roughly one-third of its revenue. Rear-projection screens are one area it plans to enter, with volume production scheduled to begin in September, Prodisc said.
GigaStorage fared relatively well in August, with its revenue edging up 13.4% to NT$113 million from July but marking a 50.7% decline compared with a year ago.
The company said the main boost came from its CD duplicators, sales of which shot up to NT$17.53 million from a mere NT$68,000 in July. It expects to release new, USB-interface duplicators for overseas markets in October.