Toshiba to make Blu-ray products

(AP) - Toshiba says it will make Blu-ray disc products. The Japanese electronics maker announced Monday it has applied for membership at the Blu-ray Disc Association, the group that supports the technology that is the successor to the DVD format.

Toshiba had previously backed the HD-DVD format, but lost that battle. The Blu-ray alliance, backed by Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp. and othes, was more successful in wooing Hollywood Studios.

Toshiba says it's planning to introduce Blu-ray products such as players and personal computers. Details are set to be announced later.