Toshiba Highest Capacity Embedded NAND Flash Memory for Mobile Consumer

img1701.jpgToshiba has commercialized a new series of embedded NAND Flash memory devices which is compliant to eMMCTM (eMMC is a trademark of the Multimedia Card Association), that achieve the industry’s largest capacity. The new 16 gigabyte (GB) devices are designed for application in mobile consumer products, such as mobile phones and video cameras. The new 16GB chip combines eight 2GB NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba’s cutting-edge 56nm process technology, along with a controller chip, in a standard small size package. The new embedded memory with integration of a dedicated controller reduces product development burdens on product manufacturers.

Toshiba will launch a series of embedded NAND Flash memories based on the new technology, ranging from 1GB to 16GB in capacity. Samples will be available in the second quarter of this year and mass production will start in the forth quarter. Ahead of that, Toshiba will start shipping 8GB samples from this month, and start mass production in the third quarter.