No idea. I started using Taiyo Yuden CD-R disks since around 2000. Before that, I used to have SKC, Mitsui, Ritek, etc. Very soon, I got used to having only TY media for important things, and any cheap and good media for the rest. So basically the only thing I really cared about was TY. Though Kodak and Mitsui CD-R were also sometimes available, I didn't have very many of them.
When CD writers advanced to 24x, 32x, 40x, 48x, and 52x, I really lost most interest in CD and instead concentrated on DVD and HDD. Therefore, I was never interested in CMC and such cheap CD-R disk manufacturers. I'm aware of the complaints from many LG (and also Samsung) CD writers for not supporting 48x-52x speeds for some Taiwanese media. I never cared. Why use CMC when TY CD-R media cost just as little? Chinese manufacturers sell CD-R disks for under US$0.1 per disk. But my opinion is that it is far more expensive if one takes HUMAN LABOR into account (that is, the efforts to buy and type to burn the disks.)
For high-speed CD-R burning, Lite-On CD writers are good. DVD writers really don't care much about CD-R. Quite many consumers prefer silence rather than a speed increase from 40x to 52x and that is the one logic why companies like LG and Samsung downspeed for CD-R writing. Higher-speed writing also increases risks of eary death of devices and disk explosion. (Samsung actually had to face some serious protests from such thigns that could have resulted in lost eyesights, etc.)
I have had some thouands of Taiyo Yuden CD-R disks from Q3 2003 to now. Nothing else. I use TY CD-R disks even if the supported maximum speeds are 32x to some of them. I burn CD-R disks usually only for applications. Most were just used as gifts (blanks, not written.) 8x DVD+R is 2x faster than 52x CD-R and just as cheap so no need for CD anymore for data and multimedia backup.