Toshiba: Commitment to Power Devices

  Toshiba: Commitment to Power Devices

Business Wire

TOKYO -- April 5, 2013

Toshiba (TOKYO:6502):

Power devices are strategic products, at the forefront of the discrete devices
business. In power electronics, Toshiba's focus is on the development of
MOSFETs and IGBTs, indispensable devices for securing an efficient, stable
electricity supply—a precondition for flourishing smart communities that
utilize big data in real time to realize high-performance infrastructure
responsive to changing needs.

Efficient use of energy and storage capacity is a pressing issue in industrial
applications, including power supply for the base stations needed to handle
growing numbers of smartphone and tablet PCs; power supply for servers in data
centers and intelligent automobiles; and wind farms and other renewables.
Toshiba's MOSFETs and IGBTs can play a vital role in any effective solution
meeting these needs.

The U-MOS VIII-H Series, our latest MOSFET fabricated using eighth generation
trench process, offers an industry-leading performance, achieving a 50%
reduction in R[ON]A and a 40% reduction in R[ON]Ciss compared with the
previous products, such as AC-DC converters and DC-DC converters. Our plans
call for the launch of a wide range of products with V[DSS] from 30V to 250V
by September 2013 to meet needs in industrial applications, including highly
efficient power supplies for servers and base stations.

In the first half of fiscal 2013, Toshiba will also enrich the choice of
surface mount devices with minimal package resistance by offering a line-up of
products with V[DSS] from 30V to 250V. The products will realize
high-efficiency power electronics in industrial applications, such as AC-DC
converters and DC-DC converters for the power supply of servers, base stations
and solar micro-inverters.

Commenting on the new products, Mr. Satoshi Taji, Assistant to General Manager
of Discrete Semiconductor Division, Semiconductor & Storage Products Company,
said, "Our new power devices are the fruits of our global business experience
and our determination to support our customers by securing leadership in
function, quality and cost, and supply. Our commitment to our customers is
total, and we have already started to develop next generation products with
the goal of delivering even better solutions."

More information about Toshiba power devices can be found at:

• Interviews with Engineers Involved in Development of DTMOSIV and U-MOS

• Highlights of the Latest Low Voltage MOSFETs

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). Visit Toshiba's web site at


Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Megumi Genchi / Kunio Noguchi, +81-3-3457-3367
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