The demand for compact discs is so strong that several companies are rushing to expand disc production facilities. Sony's plant in Indiana--the only operational plant in the U.S.--pressed its 10 millionth disc in March, representing more than 5,000 audio titles. The production capacity will be doubled before the end of 1986 and doubled again in the following two years.
Several other companies are planning expansions of their European and Japanese plants and five plan to open U.S. plants within the next 18 months.
The emphasis continues to be on compact audio discs. Turnaround time for CD-ROMs is not expected to improve for at least another year. CD-ROM data base publishers will, therefore, have to continue their bimonthly and quarterly publication schedules.