With UFS 2.1 BGA SSDs
Toshiba's BiCS3 flash is showing up everywhere. The latest place where the high-density flash will be showing its face is inside smartphones, tablets and other small devices. The company has announced that it's started sampling new UFS 2.1-compliant BGA SSDs that can hit up to 900 MB/s in sequential read.
3000MB/s of throughput performance
NVMe capable SSDs are growing increasingly popular these days, offering much higher transfer speeds than your usual SATA drive. Toshiba today released its XG5-P series of high-performance SSDs, targeted at enterprises and data-center customers, which usually have the highest demands regarding performance and reliability.
Production suspended for a few weeks
Speaking about big companies affected by a Ransomware, we can now add Toshiba to the list. During the past months several large companies announced that they were affected by Ransomware and amongst them were giants like Renault and Nissan. Since Toshiba is one of the world’s largest supplier for NAND flash memory, this will most certainly have an effect on pricing, since the production had to be suspended.
For almost $20 US Billion
A group of investors led by Bain Capital is going to buy the world's second-largest manufacturer of flash memory chips, the Toshiba Corporation. According to Toshiba, Bain and its partners are already negotiating. The sale is set to $18 US Billion Dollar and it’s sold to a consortium in which Western Digital (who last year acquired Sandisk as well) has a large stake.
With USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3
Toshiba announced their Tecra X40 notebook, which is based on the 7th generation of Intel Core processors and a 14-inch 1920 x 1080 multi-touch display. The Tecra X40 is supposed to offer 13 hours of battery life. In addition to the standard configurations, Toshiba will also offer a wide variety of build-to-order options.
Future is in doubt
It looks like Toshiba could be in serious trouble this year. In a statement this week, they have admitted that their current conditions "raise substantial doubt" on the company's future. According to them it could be just be a matter of time before the ship sinks.
A good year for Toshiba
According to a new report from IDC, 2016 has been a good year for Toshiba's storage division. The company reports growth in revenue, units sold and market share regarding hard disks as well as solid-state drives. According to Toshiba themselves, they’ve grown faster than any other storage vendor.
M.2 NVMe solid state drives
Toshiba has first shown their new BG series of SSDs, which are based on a multi-chip module. The company combines their own controller and TLC NAND flash in a M.2 package with PCI-Express 3.0 x2 interface and NVMe protocol.
To industrial applications
Toshiba has announced that it has expanded its line of 24nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory to address industrial applications as well.
15nm TLC NAND and in-house controller
Toshiba has unveiled its newest SSD at the IFA 2016 show currently held in Berlin, the Toshiba A100.
64-layer BiCS flash with TSV
During the Flash Memory Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, US, Toshiba has announced a new NAND technology that will bring 100TB+ SSDs, featuring QLC NAND with TSV technology.
Increased capacities incoming
Together Western Digital and Toshiba have developed the first 3D NAND chips with 64 cell layers. So far Samsung was the market leader in this field producing chips with 48 layers.
With 15nm MLC NAND flash
Toshiba has announced the availability of its new high capacity enterprise and data center SSD series, the Toshiba HK4 SSD series, which will be the first Toshiba enterprise SSD series based on 15nm MLC NAND.
Client SSDs based on 15nm TLC NAND
Toshiba has announced its newest line of client SSDs which will be based on 15nm TLC NAND, the Toshiba SG5 series.
Currently in late stage talks
According to the new report, Toshiba is in talks to sell its image sensor business to Sony in a 20 billion yen (US $163 million) deal.
Minor refresh with new CPUs
Toshiba has unveiled a refreshed version of its Chromebook 2 notebook adding Broadwell Celeron and Core i3 CPUs.
Aimed at consumer market
Toshiba has announced two new SSDs aimed at consumer market, the Toshiba Q300 and Toshiba Q300 Pro SSDs.
With convertible 4K/UHD screen
Toshiba has announced its newest Satellite Radius 12 convertible notebook at IFA 2015 show in Berlin, featuring a 12.5-inch 4K/UHD touchscreen.
With QLC and BiCS 3D NAND flash
While we already have 4TB SSDs with PCIe interface and over 3TB with standard SATA interface, it appears that we might see 128TB SSDs in just three years from now, according to Toshiba.