New Toshiba Full HD CMOS Image Sensor Delivers High-Resolution Imagery to Security/Surveillance and Automotive Markets

  New Toshiba Full HD CMOS Image Sensor Delivers High-Resolution Imagery to
                 Security/Surveillance and Automotive Markets

Full HD (1080p) CMOS Image Sensor Offers Industry-Leading Dynamic Range and
Fast Frame Rates for Optimum Viewing in High-Contrast Light Conditions

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create breakthrough designs, today announces its newest device
for the security/surveillance and automotive markets, a full HD (1080p) CMOS
image sensor with industry-leading 100dB high dynamic range (HDR), fast frame
rate of 60 frames per second (fps) and better color reproduction in low-light
conditions. The TCM5117PL is a CIS-type 1/3 inch optical format image sensor
providing high-resolution picture quality in low-to-bright light conditions ^
making it ideal for implementation in security/surveillance cameras and
automotive systems.

"In the security/surveillance markets conventional CCD-based analog systems
are rapidly being switched over to CMOS-based systems which better support
security and the development of the network infrastructure," says Andrew Burt,
vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at
TAEC. "As such, we expect demand for these types of high-resolution CMOS image
sensors to double in the next couple of years for both security/surveillance
and automotive applications."

Toshiba's single-frame, alternate-row, dual-exposure HDR implementation in the
TCM5117PL is well suited for capturing fast-moving objects compared to
conventional multi-frame systems. With frame rates at 30 fps for conventional
multi-frame systems, the single-frame approach, at 60 fps, promotes faster,
less blurry and higher-quality images especially in high-contrast light
conditions. The 2.7 um pixel size of the TCM5117PL is highly sensitive and
therefore offers better visibility and color-rich images in low-luminescent ^
environments. In addition, the TCM5117PL is designed for long-term use,
operating 24 hours a day.

The TCM5117PL has a 3.3+/-0.3V single-power supply and comes in a 10.5 ×10.0
mmP-FLGA80 package. The device supports RAW10/RAW12 data formats.

Pricing and Availability
Samples of the TCM5117PL full HD CMOS image sensor are available Q2/2013. Mass
production is scheduled for Q3/2013. Sample pricing is set at $ 35 (U.S.).

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 fifth largest
semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 WW Semiconductor Preliminary Revenue
Ranking, December, 2012). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today
has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide.
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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 or from your TAEC

Nancy Sheffield             Deborah Chalmers
Acclaim Communications      Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Tel.: (408) 410-9928        Tel.: (408) 526-2454

SOURCE Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

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