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Toshiba Expands Its TransferJet™ Offering With New Products That Simplify Implementation of the Close Proximity Wireless



  Toshiba Expands Its TransferJet™ Offering With New Products That Simplify
      Implementation of the Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology

Industry's smallest SDIO IC module1, and industry's first microSDIO card2 and
USB adaptor3 drive adoption of TransferJet™ technology

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create break through designs, today announced three new additions
to its products supporting the TransferJet^™ close proximity wireless data
transfer technology. The company will make available the industry's smallest
TransferJet^™-enabled SDIO IC module, and the industry's first
TransferJet^™-enabled microSDIO card and TransferJet^™ USB adaptor. These
devices are designed to easily deploy and proliferate TransferJet^™ technology
for the high-speed transfer of large multimedia files between consumer
electronics products through close proximity, or simply by touching two
devices together.

"Toshiba applies its expertise in wireless technology to deliver a simple
connection, high-speed wireless communication technology in its TransferJet^™
products," said Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business
Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "The company is stepping up to drive the
adoption of the TransferJet^™ technology by offering OEMs an easy and
cost-effective way to implement this technology and capitalize on an emerging
machine-to-machine wireless communications market."

Toshiba continues to leverage its advanced RF-CMOS LSI manufacturing
technology and experience in high-frequency design and system integration to
achieve the performance, compact size and integration benefits presented in
its TransferJet^™ products. The Toshiba TransferJet^™ offering gives OEMs a
quick path to implementation and builds up the eco-system infrastructure for
this technology. End users will enjoy the extremely high-speed exchange of
data and multimedia content on their TransferJet^™-enabled devices just by
touching the devices together, without the inconvenience of going through a
complex setup.

Industry's Smallest TransferJet^™-Enabled SDIO IC Module (Part #TJM35420XLG)

Toshiba has created the industry's smallest TransferJet^™ -enabled SDIO IC
module that simplifies implementation and design challenges associated with
compact consumer electronics products. The Toshiba TransferJet^™-enabled SDIO
IC module is delivered in the industry's smallest configuration, 4.8 x 4.8 x
1.0 mm for a significant reduction in solution footprint. Toshiba applies its
high-frequency design technique and system integration experience to minimize
mounting footprint for smartphone and other portable device applications. The
TransferJet^™-enabled SDIO IC module integrates the Toshiba TransferJet^™
transceiver IC, RF components, and a crystal oscillator. A software
development kit is available.

Industry's First TransferJet^™-Enabled microSDIO Card (Part #TJM35420USG)

Toshiba has developed the industry's first TransferJet^™-enabled microSDIO
card that can be inserted into a variety of compact, portable products like
smartphones and tablets to enable the technology. The TransferJet-enabled
microSDIO card integrates a TransferJet^™ tranceiver IC, a TransferJet^™
coupler, RF components, and a crystal oscillator that makes TransferJet^™
implementation quick and easy. A software development kit is available.

Industry's First TransferJet^™ USB Adaptor (Part #TJM35420UXG)

The Toshiba TransferJet^™ USB adaptor implements TransferJet^™ communications
easily, conveniently, and efficiently in larger consumer electronic products
like notebooks, PCs and other digital gadgets. The TransferJet^™ USB adaptor
integrates a TransferJet^™  transceiver IC, a TransferJet™ coupler, RF
components, and a crystal oscillator making for simple implementation.

Availability
The Toshiba TransferJet^™-enabled SDIO IC module begins sampling in the fourth
quarter of 2012, with mass production beginning in the first quarter of 2013.
The microSDIO card and the USB adaptor will be available in the first quarter
of 2013. For more information please visit:
http://www.toshiba.com/taec/support/techquestions/index.jsp

About TransferJet™ Technology
The TransferJet^™ technology enables close proximity wireless data transfer
and is a standard promoted by the TransferJet^™ Consortium whose membership
consists of 45 companies (as of October 1, 2012), including Toshiba.
TransferJet^™ technology provides the simplest connection and ultra high-speed
data transfer with low power consumption simply by selecting on the screen of
a mobile device the data file to be transferred and "touching" the receiving
device with the mobile device. Applications of TransferJet^™ technology could
expand to future digital signage application for large digital content
download when combined with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.

**About 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, advanced materials, medical tubes,
custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components
that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, 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, 2011 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, and
March, 2012). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554
subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's
web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

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.toshiba.com/taec, or from your TAEC
representative.

Note:TransferJet^TM is a trademark licensed by the TransferJet ^ TM
consortium.

^1 Smallest as of Oct. 1, 2012
^2 First as of Oct. 1, 2012
^3 First as of Oct. 1, 2012

Editors Note: Reader inquiries please publish:
Tech.Questions@taec.toshiba.com. 
Photos available for download at Photo Gallery:

http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/media_resources/news_mr_gallery.jsp

http://www.toshiba.com/taec/news/images/gallery/wireless/tjet_lrg.jpg

AGENCY CONTACT:             COMPANY CONTACT:
Nancy Sheffield             Deborah Chalmers
Acclaim Communications      Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Tel.: (408) 410-9928        Tel.: (408) 526-2454
nsheffield@acclaimcomms.com deborah.chalmers@taec.toshiba.com

SOURCE Toshiba America Electronic Components

Website: http://www.toshiba.com
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