Toshiba to Launch New Structured Array with Short Turnaround-Time Samples

  Toshiba to Launch New Structured Array with Short Turnaround-Time Samples

Contributes to reduction of development time and cost

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 14, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has introduced a new
structured array that makes it possible to develop and deliver samples with a
short turnaround-time, and that only requires the customization of a few
layers of metal mask designs.

The new array uses technology licensed from BaySand Inc. and can create rich
function, high performance, low power SoCs simply by customizing only a few
metal mask layers. Compatibility with FPGAs can be achieved with verified RTL
design data from the FPGA and shorten the turnaround-time for sample delivery
to one-fifth that of conventional ASICs, to a minimum of just 5 weeks. Samples
can also be delivered with the same pin layout as the FPGA. Another plus is
that reducing the number of metal mask layers wins large reductions in the
cost of NRE.

The new product uses 65nm process technology, with a 40nm line-up under
development. Also, products with high-speed transceivers are under
development, for each process.

Key Features

1. Able to create rich function, high performance, low power SOCs simply by
customizing a few metal mask layer designs.

2. Sample delivery with a short turn-around-time is possible (minimum 5 weeks)
with verified RTL design data from an FPGA.

3. FPGA pin layout compatibility allows use of existing circuit boards.

Main specifications

Process Node     65nm
Logic Gate        Max 30M gates
SRAM              Max 20Mbit
                  Max 1200 I/O
I/O pin
                  (LVDS, DDR available)
RTL Hand-off      Available
Mass Production  Available from April 2013

Outline of BaySand Inc.

Company Name: BaySand Inc.
Location: Morgan Hill, California, U.S.A.
President: Salah Werfelli (President and CEO)
Business: BaySand is a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing
metal only configurable ASIC using its original Metal Configurable Standard
Cell (MCSC) technology. It provides complete custom silicon solutions for
FPGAs, standard-cell ASICs and customizable ASSP platforms.
Web Site:

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications,
content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the
announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

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About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion).

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