According to The BBC, Linn Products will be the first manufacturer to cease producing CD players. The company has stated that they will switch their focus to manufacturing digital streaming equipment.
Although the company will terminate compact disc production, they will also continue to make vinyl record players. Music recorded on vinyl and their associated products has recently seen a re-emergence of popularity. However, with the declining sales of CDs, more CD player manufacturers may begin to follow Linn Product's lead.