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Toshiba Launches SDHC Memory Cards with World’s Fastest Transfer Rates
New Line of UHS-I Compliant SDXC and SDHC Memory Cards Provide Transfer Rates up to 95 (MB)/sec
Toshiba Announces EXCERIA
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IRVINE, Calif., March 14, 2012 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of a new line of high performance SDXC and SDHC memory cards under a new brand name - EXCERIA™1. The new line of SD memory cards offers the highest performance levels available.

EXCERIA, named to reflect a combination of "excellent" and "experience", offers cards fully compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I2, and includes versions offering the world's fastest3 data transfer speed4 for an SD memory card.

The SD memory card has emerged as the data storage card of choice in all kinds of personal digital equipment. This success reflects size, ease of use and flexibility and, most of all, performance advances that support such functionalities such as recording HD movies, continuous image shooting with digital cameras, and short transfer times when copying data to other devices.

Toshiba's EXCERIA SDXC and SDHC memory cards offer fast data read and write speeds and full compliance with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I. The minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 15 and SD speed class 106 . The new products will be launched in three series, EXCERIA Type 1, Type 2 and Type HD - each offering three versions with different capacities.

The Type 1 series integrates new controllers that realize the world's fastest data transfers, with a maximum read speed of 95 megabytes (MB)/ sec and a write speed of 90MB / sec. Type 2 series products offer a maximum read speed of 95MB / sec and a write speed of 60MB / sec, while Type HD products have a maximum read speed of 90MB/ sec and a write speed of 30MB/ sec.

Toshiba, a world leader in the NAND flash memory business, will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of high performance SD memory cards. The new EXCERIA line will launch in April.

Outline of New SD Memory Cards - EXCERIA Type 1
Product Name Capacity Maximum transfer speed

MP Plan

Read Write
SD-GU032G1 32GB 95MB/ sec 90MB/ sec July, 2012
SD-GU016G1 16GB 95MB/ sec 90MB/ sec July, 2012
SD-GU008G1 8GB 95MB/ sec 90MB/ sec July, 2012
Outline of New SD Memory Cards - EXCERIA Type 2
Product Name Capacity Maximum transfer speed

MP Plan

Read Write
SD-GU064G2 64GB 95MB/ sec 60MB/ sec August, 2012
SD-GU032G2 32GB 95MB/ sec 60MB/ sec August, 2012
S SD-GU016G2 16GB 95MB/ sec 60MB/ sec August, 2012
Outline of New SD Memory Cards - EXCERIA Type HD
Product Name Capacity Maximum transfer speed

MP Plan

Read Write
SD-GU032GH 32GB 90MB/ sec 30MB/ sec May, 2012
SD-GU016GH 16GB 90MB/ sec 30MB/ sec May, 2012
SD-GU008GH 8GB 90MB/ sec 30MB/ sec May, 2012
Note: Product names above are for the Japanese market.
Key Features (All EXCERIA Series)
  • Compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-104, which defines 104MB / sec as the fastest data transfer speed under the SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 UHS-I.
  • SDHC memory cards (32GB, 16GB, 8GB) are interoperable with SDHC host devices compliant with SD Memory Card Standard Ver.2.0.
  • Integrates highly secure CPRM copy protection technology.
  • The minimum recording speed is UHS speed class 1 and SD speed class 10.

Specifications- EXCERIA Type 1

Product Name SD-GU032G1 SD-GU016G1 SD-GU008G1
Capacity 32GB 16GB 8GB
Speed Class

UHS-I Mode

UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode Speed Class 10
Maximum read speed 95MB/ sec
Maximum write speed 90MB/ sec
Interface SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK ≤ 208MHz
Signal Voltage UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Standard Ver.3.01
File Format FAT32
External Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. Approx. 2g
Specifications - EXCERIA Type 2
Product Name SD-GU064G2 SD-GU032G2 SD- GU016G2
Capacity 64GB 32GB 16GB
Speed Class

UHS-I Mode

UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode Speed Class 10
Maximum read speed 95MB/ sec
Maximum write speed 60MB/ sec
Interface R104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK ≤ 208MHz
Signal Voltage UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Standard Ver.3.01
File Format exFAT FAT32
External Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. Approx. 2g
Specifications - EXCERIA Type HD
Product Name SD- GU032GH SD- GU016GH SD- GU008GH
Capacity 32GB 16GB 8GB
Speed Class

UHS-I Mode

UHS Speed Class 1
SD Mode Speed Class 10
Maximum read speed 90MB/ sec
Maximum write speed 30MB/ sec
Interface SDR104/SDR50/DDR50/HS/DS bus mode, SDCLOCK ≤ 208MHz
Signal Voltage UHS-I Mode1.8V, HS/DS Mode 3.3V
Power Supply Voltage 2.7-3.6V
Compliant Standard SD Memory Standard Ver.3.01
File Format FAT32
External Dimensions 32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)
Weight Approx. Approx. 2g
Note: Product names above are for the Japanese market.

*SDHC memory cards (32GB, 16GB, 8GB) can be only used in SDXC or SDHC compliant devices integrating FAT32 file format.
*SDXC memory cards (64GB) can be only used in SDXC compliant devices integrating exFAT file format.
* GB (Gigabyte). Product density is identified based on the density of memory chip(s) within the Product, not the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end user. Consumer-usable capacity will be less due to overhead data areas, formatting, bad blocks, and other constraints, and may also vary based on the host device and application

*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, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, LCD displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions 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, 2010 WW Semiconductor Revenue, April 2011). Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today has over 490 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

For additional company and product information, please visit http://www.toshiba.com/taec/.

 

1EXCERIA is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation

2UHS-I is the ultra high speed interface in SD Memory Card Standard Ver.3.0 that delivers data at a rate from 25 to 104MB / sec.

3As of March 2012

4Maximum data transfer speed may vary depending on the host device and file size.

5When it is used in UHS interface compliant device, the minimum read and write speed is 10MB/ sec.

6The minimum read and write speed is 10MB/ sec.

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 www.chips.toshiba.com, or from your TAEC representative.

 
© 2012 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved. 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.
 
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