Toshiba Announces 'eMMC-Based Memory Architectures' Webcast

Jun 08, 2010, 16:45 ET from Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, has announced the availability of an "eMMC-based Memory Architectures" webcast, presented by Scott Beekman, senior manager, Mobile Memory for TAEC and hosted on the Denali Software website. View webcast:

High-density NAND embedded memory solutions are enabling new capabilities in mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. The JEDEC/MMCA standard for embedded MultiMediaCards, eMMC, defines a standard interface for a simple read/write memory using an MMC controller with MLC NAND flash that can be configured as either MLC NAND (two-bit per cell) for economical data storage or as SLC NAND (one-bit per cell) for code storage.

This standard has been growing in popularity over the past few years. The latest version, e-MMC™ V4.4, offers additional flexibility in partitioning MLC vs. SLC storage areas, new security and write protection capabilities, and simplifies embedding in products, to help reduce development burdens on product manufacturers. It is applicable for use in a wide range of digital consumer products, including Smartphones, mobile phones, netbooks and digital video cameras. This webcast will review the new features of eMMC v4.4, and discuss how it can be integrated into mobile phones or other CE device depending on requirements for space, capacity, portioning requirements and more.

*About Toshiba Corp. and TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, discrete devices, displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, digital multimedia and imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2009 WW Semiconductor Revenue, April 2010). For additional company and product information, please visit

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba's "Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This information is available at, or from your TAEC representative.

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