The new 1-16X DVD+R disc was co-developed by Philips Optical Storage and CMC of Taiwan. The disc uses a new Oxonol dye developed by FujiFilm, containing no heavy metals/banned substances. The developments are based on the results of Philips Research's innovations in optical-storage technologies, which include the development of a new write strategy for high-speed writing.
Philips new DVD+R disc was the first 16x media to be approved by the DVD+R/RW Verification Laboratories Group (DVLG). The format verification laboratories test newly developed DVD+R, DVD+R DL and DVD+RW discs from media manufacturers to verify that read and write performance comply with the standard specifications to ensure optimal recording on discs.