Toshiba has released 32GB embedded NAND flash memory for digital consumer products such as phones, GPS systems, video cameras, HDTVs and set-top boxes. Samples will be available in September and mass production will be initiated in Q4 2008.
The new 32GB embedded devices combine eight 32Gbit (= 4GB) NAND chips fabricated with Toshiba's cutting-edge 43nm process technology and also integrate a dedicated controller. Full compliance with JEDEC/MMCA Ver. 4.3 and SDA Ver. 2.0 high-speed memory standards for memory cards as defined by the MultiMediaCard Association and SD Card Association, respectively, supports standard interfacing and simplified embedding in products, reducing development burdens on product manufacturers.
Toshiba offers a line-up of single-package embedded NAND Flash memories which include a controller to manage basic control functions for NAND applications: LBA-NAND™ memory, which has a NAND interface; eSD large capacity chips with SD interface; and e MMC with an HS-MMC interface. This comprehensive line-up, available in densities ranging from 1GB to 32GB, supports applications in a very wide range of products.
There is growing demand for memories with a controller function that minimizes development requirements and eases integration into system designs. Toshiba has already taken steps to secure leadership in this expanding market, and the addition of higher density modules will reinforce the company's position.