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Toshiba Launches Ultra Small, 1.12 Micrometer, Full HD CMOS Image Sensor



   Toshiba Launches Ultra Small, 1.12 Micrometer, Full HD CMOS Image Sensor

Company Continues to Prove Expertise in Device Miniaturization to Drive
High-Performance, Ultra-Thin Consumer Electronic Devices

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic
Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology
companies to create breakthrough designs, today launches its new T4K71 1080p
full HD resolution CMOS image sensor with 1.12 micrometer pixel, backside
illumination (BSI), and integrated color noise reduction (CNR). Toshiba once
again proves its expertise in device and camera module miniaturization
enabling customers to continue developing high-performance, ultra-thin
smartphones and tablet PCs.

"Our customers keep asking for smaller devices to support their next
generation, slim designs," says Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and
Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "To that end, Toshiba has
leveraged its new advanced process to create a smaller, 1.12 micrometer pixel,
image sensor with the same performance as a 1.4 micrometer pixel
counterpart. Customers can be confident that Toshiba is committed to making
continuous and innovative enhancements to its systems offering, especially for
the camera and imaging markets."

The integration of both BSI and CNR achieves a signal to noise ratio (SNR)
equal to Toshiba's existing 1.4 micrometer CMOS image sensor. The new, smaller
T4K71 delivers a high speed frame rate of 1080p at 60 frames per second (fps)
which is essential for smooth, continuous recording of high-definition video.
Other key specifications include 2 mega pixel resolution, 1/7.3 inch optical
size and an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Pricing and Availability
Sample pricing for the T4K71 CMOS image sensor is $8.00 (U.S.).  Samples will
be available by the end of April 2013, with mass production scheduled to begin
in September 2013.

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.
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
http://www.toshiba.com/taec/support/techquestions/index.jsp or from your TAEC
representative.

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, Inc.

Website: http://www.toshiba.com/taec
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