According to DigiTimes, Lite-On plans to develope a "Super-Multi" drive with a maximum DVD-RAM writing speed of 16x. If things go as planned, production could start as early as the 3Q of 2006.
The burning (writing) speeds of RAM currently range from 1x to 5x with LG showcasing Super Multi DVD burners with a RAM speed of 12x at the ongoing CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Lite-On IT noted. Lite-On IT plans to skip 12x and develop the maximum 16x speed for the RAM format, the company emphasized.
The article also mentions that Lite-On is working to increasing the writing speeds for LightScribe and DVD+R/R DL media. If you'd like to read more, head on over to DigiTimes.