Toshiba to Start Sales of CompactFlash(R) Memory Card for Digital Single Lens Reflex Market

  Toshiba to Start Sales of CompactFlash(R) Memory Card for Digital Single
  Lens Reflex Market

World's fastest class of CF memory cards with latest Video Performance
Guarantee Profile 2 (VPG-65) for high-end DSLR

Business Wire

TOKYO -- April 26, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that its new line of high
performance CompactFlash® (CF) memory cards^1, the EXCERIA PRO™ series^2, will
go on sale from April 27th in the Japanese market. Sales will also follow in
Asia, Europe and North America. The initial line-up of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
cards offers the world's highest level read and write speeds^3 and complies
with the new Video Performance Guarantee Profile 2 (VPG-65) standard.

Toshiba CompactFlash Memory Card for Digital Single Lens Reflex Market (Photo:
Business Wire)

Toshiba CompactFlash Memory Card for Digital Single Lens Reflex Market (Photo:
Business Wire)

The EXCERIA PRO™ CF cards integrate Toshiba's high performance NAND flash
memory and specially developed dedicated firmware. They achieve a read speed
of 160MB/s and write speed of 150MB/s^4, the highest level yet reported.

The new cards are compliant with the CompactFlash Association (CFA) standard
CompactFlash® Specification Revision 6.1 and compatible with the UDMA7 high
speed interface, ensuring they can support high performance DSLRs to the full.
The cards are also compatible with the latest "Video Performance Guarantee
Profile 2" standard, VPG-65. VPG-65 secures Full HD video capture streams at a
minimum write speed of 65MB/s for compatible host devices and recording media.
VPG-65 enables 4K resolution (a digital movie file format with horizontal
resolution of approx. 4,000 pixels and vertical resolution of approx. 2,000
pixels) movie shooting and high quality Full HD video capture at high frame
rates with no dropped frames.

The market for DSLR is expected to grow by some 50% from 2012 to 2015 and
demand for CF cards will grow with it. Toshiba will be developing high
performance memory cards to meet those needs of the market.

Main Specifications
Part number   Japan  CF-EX064V          CF-EX032V        CF-EX016V
              Asia    CF-064GSR8A         CF-032GSR8A       CF-016GSR8A
Capacity               64GB                32GB              16GB
Price                  Open
Standard       Card    CF+^™ and CompactFlash^® Specification Revision 6.1
              VPG     Video Performance Guarantee Profile 2(VPG-65)
Max read speed^4       160MB/s
Max write speed^4      150MB/s                               95MB/s
Interface              UDMA 7(Ultra DMA Mode 7 theoretical : 167MB/s)
Power Supply Voltage   3.3/5.0V
File Format            FAT32
External Dimensions    36.4mm (L) × 42.8mm (W) × 3.3mm (T)
Approx. Weight        Approx. 10g.

    CompactFlash^® card is a memory card standardized by the CompactFlash
1  Association. The VPG logo and CF+ are trademarks of the CompactFlash
    Association. CompactFlash® is a registered trademark of the CompactFlash
2   EXCERIA PRO^TM is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
3   As of April 26, 2013. Toshiba data.
    16GB cards will have 95MB/s maximum write speed. Read/Write speed was
    internally tested based on UDMA mode 7 16bit(LBA48). Read and write speed
4   may vary, depending on user specifications such as devices used and file
    size read or written. (Transfer speed of 1MB/s calculated as 1,000,000

Customer Inquiries:
Memory New Business Development Department
Tel: +81-3-3457-3346

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.

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

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