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Solid Memory by Toshiba

Toshiba has consistently led the way in developing non-volatile memory solutions since the company originated the technology of NAND- and NOR- type Flash memory in the 1980s. Today, Toshiba offers one of the broadest line-ups of MLC and SLC NAND flash-based storage solutions available.

Toshiba's innovation and reliability in flash memory technology can be seen everywhere - from consumer, mobile and industrial to OEM and beyond. The products can be found embedded in smartphones, MP3 players, satellite navigation systems, digital still cameras and digital video recorders. Toshiba also produces a wide range of digital media storage devices such as SDHCTM, SDXCTM, microSDTM , and FlashAirTM wireless memory cards and USB flash drives to meet the growing storage needs of electronic devices.

At the heart of Toshibas commitment to provide the highest quality memory is the ownership and control of the entire production process, from the raw ‘wafers’ to the packaged memory devices.

Toshiba NAND Flash Milestones

With nearly 130 years of operation, Toshiba has recorded numerous firsts and has made many valuable contributions to technology and society.

1984
Toshiba develops a new type of semiconductor memory called “Flash Memory”

1987
NAND Flash Memory invented by Toshiba. The first NAND-type flash memory technology was presented by Toshiba at IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).

1991
Toshiba developed the world's first 4-megabit (Mb) NAND-type Electrically Erasable and Programmable Read-only Memory (EEPROM).

1995
40MB flash memory cards introduced.

1999
SD memory card introduced by Matsushita, SanDisk and Toshiba.

2001
World's first commercial 1Gb MLC NAND flash chip introduced.

2005
Worldwide NAND revenues reach $10B and exceed DRAM GB shipments.

2006
Release of microSD™ and SDHC™ Memory Cards

2007
128GB MLC SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) introduced.

2009
Toshiba's 3-bit-per-cell 32-gigabit (Gb) chip represented the industry's smallest die-size yet achieved.

2009
Toshiba introduces industry's first 64GB SDXC™ card.

2010
Industry's largest embedded NAND Flash memory modules introduced. A stack of sixteen 64Gb NAND chips are used in Toshiba's 128GB e-MMC module.

2010
Toshiba announced the launch of 8GB (gigabyte) 16GB1 and 32GB SDHC™ UHS-I cards compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 3.0 (SD 3.0), UHS104. These new SD cards offered the world's fastest2 SDHC™ data read and write speeds at the time of its release. (9/10)

2010
Toshiba developed the industry's highest capacity (at the time of release) 128GB e-MMC embedded NAND Flash module with support for both SLC and MLC NAND for Smartphones and CE devices. (6/10)

2011
Toshiba launches 19nm process NAND flash memory - the world's finest process yet achieved yields single chips with a 64 Gb capacity.

2012
Toshiba develops, manufactures 19nm generation NAND Flash Memory with world's largest density and smallest die size - 128 Gb capacity in a 3-bit-per-cell chip on a 170mm2 die.

2012
Launched EXCERIA™ SDXC™ and SDHC™ cards with industry's highest performance levels.

2012/2013
Toshiba launches breakthrough TransferJet™ LSI and accessories for rapid transfer of large files between electronic devices by simply touching them together. A 100 MB file can be transferred or streamed in as little as 2 seconds.