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Toshiba announces new eMMC 5.1 embedded memory modules

Toshiba eMMC NAND embedded flash memory 16 GB, THGBMHG7C2LBAIL
Toshiba eMMC NAND chips
These new JEDEC e-MMC 5.1-compliant embedded NAND flash memory chips will enter mass production in a few months and target a wide range of digital consumer products.

As the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales forecasts show, the market needs more than just faster processors and improved battery life - high-speed embedded memory solutions are essential ingredients of handsets and tablets as well. Toshiba introduced the first eMMC 5.1 products back in October 2014 with support for all mandatory features of this standard. Earlier this week, they announce d new chips that offer command queuing and secure write protection, two optional features of the JEDEC eMMC 5.1 specification.

These chips offer 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of storage space and promise up to 30 percent better random read performance compared to eMMC 5.1 solutions from Toshiba that do not have the command queuing feature. According to the official press release, "This feature improves the user experience, allowing the simultaneous execution of multiple applications at the same time – a typical scenario for users of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets."

While sample shipments of the 16 GB and 64 GB versions already begun earlier this week, the other densities will follow soon. Details on pricing are not available yet, but mass production is expected to begin Q2 2015. Please check the press release below for more information.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-25 (Update: 2015-03-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.