Toshiba unveils new e-MMC Version 5.1 compliant NAND flash products

Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) has unveiled JEDEC e-MMC (Embedded MultiMediaCard) version 5.1 compliant embedded NAND flash memory product supporting command queuing and secure write protection.

The new products integrate NAND chips fabricated with 15nm second generation process technology and are designed for application in a wide range of digital consumer products, including smartphones, tablets and wearable devices.

Company claims, the users can store multiple tasks in a queue using command queuing feature, which helps the user to perform the task in the order to enhance performance, according to their preference.

On comparison with the Toshiba products that do not have command queuing, these products improve the random read performance speed by up to 30 percent.


On the other hand the secure write protection feature expands the conventional write protect feature and protects the user’s important data from being overwritten or erased by unauthenticated users which is stored in assigned area.

“The addition of these optional Version 5.1 features further enhances our product offering and points to Toshiba’s continued leadership role in NAND flash and embedded memory solutions,” said Scott Beekman, director of managed NAND memory products for TAEC.

Sample shipment of the 16GB and 64GB products start today, with 32GB and 128GB products to follow.

Toshiba has introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, a third generation memory card that serves as its own wireless LAN access point and allows users to share the images, videos and files wirelessly in January 2015.

For photographers to shoot and store more photos per second, Toshiba has launched EXCERIATM 1000x CompactFlash Memory card in May last year. The photographers enjoy better HD videos and can share or transfer images more quickly and easy.

Last week, Samsung announced a new 128GB , 3-bit NAND based eMMC 5.0 storage solution for mobile phones to increase the storage capacity of mid market smartphones to 128GB.

Shilpa Khatri

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