After a number of readers emailed us with with concerns regarding their “Taiyo Yuden” media, we reached out to Taiyo Yuden themselves to comment.
They reiterated that they have “completely stop [sic] manufacture and sale of its products since January 2016”.
They also made it very clear that the “Taiyo Yuden brand’s owndership still belongs to Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd and has never been transferred to a third party”
Regarding our inquiry after the influx of new “TY” media (Powered By TY, TY, TY Technology etc.) they clearly state that the product is “unknown to us”. These brands formed the bulk of emails regarding quality concerns and while we aren’t saying that they’re bad media (without testing, at least!), they’re certainly not “Taiyo Yuden” media.
It would be safe to say that anything associating itself with Taiyo Yuden media, or alluding to Taiyo Yuden manufacture (Such as using common industry abbreviations e.g; TY), that isn’t branded specifically “Taiyo Yuden”, will not be Taiyo Yuden manufactured media.
If you require any advice, assistance or further information, or you wish to add anything to this story, you are more than welcome to contact us.