Manufacturing costs have increased 35 percent this year because of patent royalty fees, rising production costs for petroleum-based plastics used to make optical media, as well as transportation costs to deliver products to warehouse and retail facilities, Memorex said in a statement Friday. Until now, the company said, Memorex has absorbed all of these increases instead of passing them on to customers.
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