Toshiba launches smallest embedded NAND flash products to date

Toshiba says its new NAND flash products are 26 percent smaller than previous generations.

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Toshiba has announced what the firm claims is the world's smallest-class embedded NAND flash memory products.

Announced on Thursday, the Tokyo-based firm said its new products integrate NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's 15nm generation process technology, which results in products 26 percent smaller than similar predecessors.

Toshiba says the 15nm process technology also offers faster read/write performance -- eight percent quicker read speed and approximately 20 percent faster write speed -- as well as improvements in basic chip performance and controller optimization.

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The new NAND flash memory products are compliant with the latest e∙MMCTM standard, and are suitable for use with a wide range of devices including smartphones, digital cameras, tablets and wearables. Sample 16GB versions of the flash memory are available from today, with 8GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variations to follow.

Embedded within a system, the 128GB NAND flash product is able to record up to 16.3 hours of full spec high definition video and 39.7 hours of standard definition video.

Toshiba said:

"Demand continues to grow for NAND flash memory that can support applications such as smartphones and tablet PCs. This is particularly true for embedded memories with a controller, which minimize development requirements and ease integration into system designs.

Toshiba is meeting this demand by reinforcing its line-up of high performance and high density memory products and will continue to take leadership in the market."

The full product lineup is below.

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