24nm eMMC Toshiba announces 24nm eMMC toggle mode DDR NAND Flash

Fed up with running out of memory in your smartphone/tablet/[insert device here], well, Toshiba has announced that it's getting ready to solve that little problem with a range of new eMMC memory devices. The new chips will range from two to 128GB in size, so expect to see plenty more storage memory in next year's mobile devices.

Fed up with running out of memory in your smartphone/tablet/[insert device here], well, Toshiba has announced that it's getting ready to solve that little problem with a range of new eMMC memory devices. The new chips will range from two to 128GB in size, so expect to see plenty more storage memory in next year's mobile devices.

The new 24nm chips packs double data rate NAND Flash which means vastly improved performance compared to most current eMMC options in the market. Toshiba's current 32nm eMMC products support write speeds of up to 21MB/s and read speeds of up to 55MB/s, although there's no mention of actual speed of the new chips, except that they'll be faster. Toshiba claims that its 24nm manufacturing process also lowers the cost which sounds great, at least as long as these cost savings makes it all the way to the consumer. The 24nm manufacturing process also means smaller chip packages which should appeal especially to the mobile handset makers who are always striving on putting in as much electronics in as small a place as possible.

24nm eMMC Toshiba announces 24nm eMMC toggle mode DDR NAND Flash

The new range of eMMC chips also support the latest eMMC standard from JEDEC which is version 4.41 which support multiple storage partitions making eMMC a more attractive solution for mobile devices where some data needs to be secure. Each of the new chips features a built in eMMC controller and are currently available in sizes from eight to 64GB with four and 128GB coming in Q4 and 2GB coming in Q1 next year. As for what products we'll see these new eMMC chips in is anyone's guess, but we'd imagine they'll turn up in many of next year's shiny new gadgets.

Source: Toshiba