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2016 Press Releases

December 28, 2016

Toshiba Expands Lineup of Embedded NAND Flash Memory Products for Automotive Applications

Toshiba announced the launch of JEDEC e-MMCTM Version 5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory products supporting AEC-Q100 Grade2 requirements. The new product line-up comprises of densities of 8 gigabyte (GB), 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, and is ideal to the demands of the automotive infotainment market.

As consumer crave for connected cars grows, the need to support the data storage demands of increasingly complex automotive applications – for example, ADAS and autonomous driving systems – grows as well. Toshiba is fulfilling this demand by reinforcing its line-up of high-performance, high-density memory products.

In the automotive market, the development of car infotainment – ADAS and autonomous driving systems – has resulted in an increased demand for NAND flash memory. Accelerated processing power and growing data storage capacity are important to enabling these new technologies, and Toshiba's e-MMC has arrived as the ideal data storage technology for automotive applications.

Toshiba's e-MMC parts incorporate NAND chips and are invented using its 15nm process technology with a controller to administer basic control functions for NAND applications in a single package. The new products enhance Toshiba's current line-up of automotive e-MMC devices by providing support for applications such as instrument clusters, which require storage solutions that run at higher temperatures (up to 105°C).

Toshiba is also developing automotive UFS [6] products that will support AEC-Q100. Sample shipments of the new e-MMC devices begin today, with mass production arranged for the second quarter of 2017. For more information, please visit here