Rabbit: Actually, that's a little mis-leading. They were THE
developer of the CD-R, Philips set the rules.
Actually, the Dye they use is (in some ways) inferior to that of Mitsui (and many other brands), however it is easier to write to, with quality. The downside is the original dye's lifespan isn't quite as long as Mitsui's Dye (please don't make me type the names of the dyes, they're long and hard to spell
) However, I believe Taiyo Yuden has a new "stabalized" version of their dye.
In any case, dye doesn't dictate everything. Taiyo Yuden is still on top