Panasonic today announced the development of world’s thinnest (9.5 mm height) internal Blu-ray drives. The firm made such a thin drive by using couple of exclusive technologies such as spherical aberration compensation mechanism, 2-lens actuator, low-profile and an optimized optical design for CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc laser. It is targeted towards desktop computers and features 2x read/write speed.
The drive also supports reading and writing on dual layer Blu-ray discs. Panasonic will display the Blu-ray drive at CES 2008 in January.