DigiTimes reports that 16x DVD burners should hit the market in June, and at least a few of them will support dual-layer DVD+R disks (that’s 8.5GB, for those following along at home).

This will probably be the final round of DVD burners; there isn’t a whole lot left to do. The disks can’t spin much faster, and unless they go to double-sided burning, we’re hit the end of the road, capacity- and speed-wise. The next big upgrade will have to be one of the competing HDTV DVD standards.