Philips and ? working on durable medium



Dearest CD-Freaks,

Quite a while ago I read somewhere that Philips and I believe other manufacturers where working on new mediums. That would perform better and have a better durability than our current cdr and dvdr. Does someone know anything about that? I would like to know if this development is still ongoing or not. Unfortunately at that time they where unable to tell more about this development so I don’t know under what name they will bring it out. (Or if they will ever bring it out.) I assume this is not blue ray or hd-dvd since this was posted during that time. Thanks in advance.