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Toshiba unveils 128GB NAND 'monster chip'

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2010 11:18 User comments (4)

Toshiba unveils 128GB NAND 'monster chip' Toshiba Corp. announced on Thursday that it will launch a 128-gigabyte embedded NAND flash memory module designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablet PCs and digital video cameras.
The new 128GB embedded device integrates sixteen 64Gbit (8GB) NAND chips manufactured with Toshiba's 32-nanometer process technology. Along with the dedicated controller, the product measures just 17 x 22 x 1.4mm. The module is fully compatible with the latest eMMC standard.

It makes Toshiba the first company to successfully combine 16 64Gbit chips, using applied advanced chip thinning and layering technologies to produce individual chips just 30 micrometers thick.

Toshiba offers a line-up of NAND flash memory packages in densities now ranging from 2GB to 128GB. They integrate a controller to manage basic control functions for NAND applications, and are compatible with JEDEC eMMC Version 4.4 and its features.

Samples of the product will be available in September and mass production is set to start in the fourth quarter of 2010.

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4 user comments

117.6.2010 14:01

mmm september you say? ipod refresh time?

217.6.2010 16:55

lol this thing in an ipod would cost a gazillion dollars

318.6.2010 0:10

I've got about 18 months left on my cell contract...hopefully they will be selling something like this in phones by then!

418.6.2010 0:13

Originally posted by Josipher:
lol this thing in an ipod would cost a gazillion dollars
Agreed, at least in the near term. Give it about 2 years and some saturation in the market, combine with a little of supply and demand, then you'll see prices go down. I see this viable in late 2011-mid 2012 at the earliest, mainly for compatibility of cell phones, PMPs, flash drives, etc.


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