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
A good year for Toshiba
M.2 NVMe solid state drives
To industrial applications
15nm TLC NAND and in-house controller
64-layer BiCS flash with TSV
Increased capacities incoming
With 15nm MLC NAND flash
Client SSDs based on 15nm TLC NAND
Currently in late stage talks
Minor refresh with new CPUs
Aimed at consumer market
With convertible 4K/UHD screen
With QLC and BiCS 3D NAND flash
32GB on a TLC NAND chip