Pioneer Japan has announced two new 20x DVD writers, the DVR-A16J (PATA) and DVR-S16J (SATA). Along with support for Labelflash, the two drives feature 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD-RAM and 12x DVD±R DL writing speeds and Pioneer's new Optimal Write Speed function. Here are some of the specs:

Writing Speeds:
DVD+R: 20x, 18x, 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
DVD-R: 20x, 18x, 16x, 12x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x, 1x
DVD+R DL: 12x, 10x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2.4x
DVD-R DL: 12x, 10x, 8x, 6x, 4x, 2x
DVD+RW: 8x, 6x, 4x, 3.3x, 2.4x
DVD-RW: 6x, 4x, 2x, 1x
DVD-RAM: 12x, 8x, 6x, 6x, 3x, 2x
CD-R: 40x, 32x, 24x, 16x, 10x, 4x
CD-RW: 32x, 24x, 20x, 16x, 10x, 4x

Read Speeds:
DVD-ROM (Single): 16x Max
DVD-ROM (Dual): 12x Max
DVD±R: 16x Max
DVD±RW: 13x Max
DVD±R DL: 12x Max
DVD-RAM: 12X Max
CD-R/ROM: 40x Max
CD-RW: 32x Max

Buffer: 2MB

The DVR-A16J and DVR-S16J will ship in mid-July and are expected to cost about 10,000 Yen ($95US). More information on both drives is available on Pioneer Japan's website.