LONDON Toshiba Corp. has a launched a 64-Gbyte NAND flash memory module that complies with the e-MMC standard. It is intended for use in smartphones, mobile phones, netbooks and digital video cameras. Samples of the 64-Gbyte module are available and mass production will start in the first quarter of 2010, Toshiba said.
The module comprises sixteen pieces of 32-Gbit NAND flash memory ICs fabricated in a 32-nm manufacturing process plus a data controller IC. The chips are thinned to 30-micrometers.
"The e-MMC interface has become the most widely embraced embedded NAND solution with a built-in controller to simplify integration into system designs. With the addition of higher density, Ver 4.4 e-MMC compliant product offered as single package solutions or as part of a multi-chip module combined with DRAM, Toshiba can help designers reduce memory subsystem space requirements," said Scott Beekman, business development manager, mobile communications memory for Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc., in a statement.
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