HOLOGRAPHIC INFORMATION STORAGE
President and CEO and CEO
Yoshio Aoki, President and CEO
OPTWARE The Technology Advantage
DO WE NEED MORE CAPACITY
In 2002, around 500 million optical drives and 13 billion disks were sold.
In 2002, approx. 5 ExaÃ‚Â¬bytes (1EB = 1018 bytes) of unique information per year were produced, equivalent to 800 megabytes for every man, woman, and child on earth.
Digital storage requirements growing at roughly 100% per annum; Development towards an all digital era.
Presented by THOMSON at the Photonics Europe 2004 conference in Strassbourg, 2004 April
Mass Data Storage
Â¢ Healthcare (including Medical Imaging)
Â¢ Gas & Oil Exploration
Â¢ MANY MASS STORAGE APPLICATIONS INVOLVE DATA ARCHIVING and PREFER WORM
Â¢ GE Healthcare
Â¢ Philips Medical
Â¢ 3M Health Information Systems
Â¢ Siemens Medical
Â¢ McKesson Corp.
Â¢ CAT scan: 40MB
Â¢ Digital X-ray: 60MB
Â¢ Multislice CAT scan: 500MB
Â¢ Cardiac video: 3GB
Â¢ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Â¢ One million diagnosis per year which require imaging
WHY STANDARDIZE HOLOGRAPHIC INFORMATION STORAGE
Currently numerous enterprises - small, medium and very large â€œare developing and commercializing Holographic Information Storage (HIS) products, with first products are planned for market introduction next year (2005) and are currently undergoing testing.
Because many of the applications for these products require the portability of stored information between information processing systems and across multiple platforms, the information stored by holographic means, on dynamic and/or static mediums, must be both removable and interchangeable.
The important task of finalizing certain design features for Holographic Information Storage products, which assure portability and interchangeability, and simultaneously evolving industry-wide consensus for those design features, is best accomplished through the structured process of formal standardization involving critical and focused peer review and finalization.
WHO ARE SOME OF THE CURRENT PLAYERS (1)
Fuji Photo Film
Nippon Television Network
Tokyo Broadcasting System
Fuji Television Network
TV Asahi Corporation
TV Tokyo Corporation
WHO ARE SOME OF THE CURRENT PLAYERS (2)
Deutsche Thomson-Brandt GmbH
Moulage Plastique de lâ„¢Ouest
Toptica Photonics AG
Darmstadt University of Technology
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Technical University Berlin
Jenoptik LOS GmbH
UniversitÃƒÂ© dÃ‚Â´ Angers
Universita Politecnica delle Marche
University of Technology and Economy Budapest