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Toshiba unveils world's first 14TB conventional magnetic hard drive

Toshiba just fired the latest salvo in the ultra-high capacity hard drive war. Meet the nine-disk, helium sealed, 3.5-inch 14TB MG07ACA, the world's largest Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Hard Drive (HDD).

Sony finalizes buyout of Toshiba's sensor business

Back in October, Sony announced its intention to buy out Toshiba's sensor business, and today they've sealed the deal. Sony is spending ¥19 billion ($154 million) on the acquisition, which includes technology and a factory in Oita, Japan. Toshiba's 1,100 workers will be offered positions at Sony Semiconductor after the merger closes by the end of the first quarter 2016. Read more

Toshiba to sell sensor business to Sony for $165 million

Toshiba is finalizing plans to sell its image sensor business to Sony for an estimated $165 million (¥20 billion) in a bid to raise cash after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal. Toshiba has been unloading assets as part of its restructuring plan. Sony currently has 40% of the growing image sensor market, and is quadrupling spending to keep up with demand.

Toshiba brings TransferJet wireless SD cards to Europe

Toshiba has announced that it will bring its wireless transfer memory cards to Europe, after having sold them in the Japanese market since the beginning of summer. The Class 10 16GB SDHC card uses TransferJet technology to communicate with compatible devices or devices fitted with TransferJet adapters that are brought into close proximity with the card's host. Read more

Toshiba TransferJet 16GB SDHC card launches July 31 in Japan

Following some trade show demos, Toshiba is officially introducing a new 16GB SDHC card with TransferJet technology. The card, which looks to be available in Japan only first, is able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos from a camera to a TransferJet-compatible device. Read more

Toshiba expands its Exceria Pro SD card line to include 64GB and 128GB models

Updated Electronics giant Toshiba has announced higher capacity models of its high-speed Exceria Pro SD cards, increasing the maximum storage available to 128GB. The 16GB and 32GB Exceria Pro cards have existed for some time in European markets. Toshiba claims they achieve read speeds of 260MB/s and write speeds of 240MB/s, and the new 64GB card is said to follow suit. The highest capacity 128GB card offers a read speed of 260MB/s but a write speed of 150MB/s. Read more

Toshiba reveals Project Ara camera module prototypes

Toshiba has unveiled prototypes of its camera modules created for Google's Project Ara.

Toshiba announces world's first SDHC card with NFC

Toshiba has announced an SDHC card equipped with NFC, claiming it to be the world's first. With the corresponding 'Memory Card Preview' app downloaded to a mobile device, the user can tap the card to view thumbnails of 16 images and see available storage. Read more

Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card

Toshiba has announced a third generation of its FlashAir wireless SD cards. Like the previous version, the Toshiba FlashAir III acts as its own wireless LAN point for sharing to smartphones, tablets and computers. The newly introduced card boasts 'enhanced photo sharing and management features,' and maintains the same Class 10 rating as its predecessor. Read more

Toshiba announces 20MP 1/2.4-inch sensor for smartphones

Toshiba's new 20MP image sensor allows for thin device designs.

Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards

Toshiba has announced the industry's first microSD memory cards to comply with the UHS-II standard. Also being UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled will allow the new cards, available in 64GB and 32GB capacities, to capture 4K video at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s. The 64GB cards offer a maximum read speed of 260MB/s and a maximum write speed of 240MB/s. The 32GB cards have a maximum read speed of 145MB/s and maximum write speed of 130MB/s. Learn more

Toshiba ups capacity and speed of its Wi-Fi SD card

Toshiba expanded its lineup up of Wi-Fi enabled SD memory cards with a high capacity 32GB FlashAir II model. The new 32GB card boasts Class 10 speed compared to the previous model's Class 6 speed. The FlashAir II card features a new 'Internet pass thru mode' that enables users to access the card and Internet simultaneously – enabling the ability to upload images in real-time. Learn more

Toshiba announces dual camera smartphone system for post-capture focal control
Toshiba announces first UHS-II SD cards as world's fastest

Toshiba has announced the Exceria and Exceria Pro ranges of SD cards - the first to conform to the UHS-II standard and the fastest SD cards yet announced. The Exceria Pro cards will be available in 16GB and 32GB sizes from October 2013 and will offer read/write speeds of 260MB/s and 240MB/s respectively. 32GB and 64GB Exceria series cards offering the same read speeds but half the write speed will follow a month later.

Toshiba shows-off Lytro-style Light Field module for mobiles

Toshiba Semiconductors has been demonstrating a sensor module for mobile phones that allows Lytro-style refocusable images. The company promises 2MP images from an 8MP sensor and is already working on a version with higher-resolution output. However, there's reason to believe such cameras would be even more prone to the drawbacks we identified in Lytro's camera. Click through to find out more.

LZeal releases ezShare wireless SDHC card with a Wi-Fi on/off switch

Chinese software company LZeal has announced ezShare - a Wi-Fi SDHC card with an on/off switch to reduce power consumption in cameras without menu options to control such cards. When the wireless function is turned on, images can be accessed via a web browser, suggesting it offers an HTTP server, like Toshiba's FlashAir cards. There are also dedicated apps for smartphones and tablets. The Class 10 SD cards are available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities. Prices and availability information to be confirmed.

Toshiba making Lytro-like lens for smartphones

The centimeter-long camera will challenge Lytro in the multifocus camera market.

Toshiba scales down sensor for mobile

New smaller sensor implements backside illumination and color noise reduction.

Toshiba announces Exceria range of fast SDHC cards

Toshiba has announced the Exceria range of UHS-I compliant high-speed SDHC and SDXC cards, available in a range of speeds and sizes. The fastest, Type 1, cards will equal the fastest cards currently available - offering 95MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds - and will be offered in capacities up to 32Gb. There will also be 95/60MB/s and 90/30MB/s versions. All the cards will exceed SD Class 10 performance and UHS-I Class 1 performance in the latest, UHS-I compatible cameras. No details are yet available for prices or availability outside Japan.

Wireless LAN standardized for SD cards

CES 2012: The Secure Digital Association has announced a standard for wireless communications from SD cards. The standard builds on the work done by Toshiba, which has been showing compliant cards at CES. The standard includes two communications systems, denoted 'W' and 'D.' 'W' cards can communicate with other devices (such as tablets and televisions), in a peer-to-peer fashion, or can upload to 'cloud' services.  The 'D' section of the standard aslo allows connection to home networks. 'W+D' cards that allow both communication types will also be available.

Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba create SD 'security solution'

Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have announced they are working on a 'security solution' for the Secure Digital format - a move more about transferring paid-for content onto mobile devices than about photography. The system will associate cards with content buyers, so that rights-owners feel they can allow those buyers to move copyrighted Blu-Ray and downloaded HD content onto the cards. Or, in marketing speak: 'enables the effortless consumption of online and offline content across multiple device platforms.'

Toshiba announces its first "Flash Air' WiFi SDHC card

Toshiba has announced a WiFi SDHC card that can both transmit and receive data. It's the first card to fully comply with the SD standard, the company says. It also claims lower power consumption than 'other cards with similar functions,' by which you have to assume it means Eye-Fi. The card will be able to share data with compatible cameras, smartphones and WiFi-enabled computers. All cameras with SD slots will be able to broadcast data from the card, and Toshiba says a number of camera makers are considering launching compatible products that will allow data to be received, too.

Toshiba to introduce world's fastest SDHC UHS-I cards
Toshiba has announced what it claims will be the world's fastest SDHC UHS-I and the world's first microSDHC UHS-I compliant memory cards. To be available in 32GB, 16GB and 8GB capacities, the SDHC cards will offer read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 80MB/s respectively. The microSDHC cards will be available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities with read and write speeds of up to 45MB/s and 20MB/s. The company says mass production of the SDHC UHS-I cards and sample shipments of the new microSDHC UHS-I cards will begin from November 2010.
Toshiba develops wireless SDHC memory cards
Toshiba has announced the development of its first wireless SDHC memory card in conjunction with Singapore based Trek 2000. In addition, the two companies will invite digital camera makers and other interested parties to join an industry forum to promote and share the technology with the aim of creating a standard for WiFi cards. The WiFi enabled 8GB SDHC card will feature 802.11 wireless transfer rates and support RAW file transfer. The cards will have to compete with Eye-Fi cards, first launched in 2007, that have seen increasing in-camera support from camera makers.
Toshiba shows 64GB SDXC card
Toshiba has exhibited its first SDXC (Extended Capacity) memory card at the CES 2010 show in Las Vegas. The 64GB cards with read and write speeds of up to 60MB/s and 35MB/s respectively, were first announced in August 2009 as the world first 64GB SDXC cards. CES 2010 has been a success for the SD formats, with the launch of SDXC compatible digital cameras from Panasonic and Canon, while Sony and Olympus introduced cameras using SDHC cards, rather than being restricted to their own proprietary memory formats.
Toshiba develops back-illuminated sensor
Toshiba has announced the development of a back-illuminated CMOS sensor suitable for compact digital cameras. The technology, as used by Sony in its Exmor R sensors, will now be used in a 14.6MP, 1/2.3" sensor. The company says it will start shipping the Dynastron-branded chip by the third quarter of 2010. It will initially produce 500,000 units and expand in response to demand.
Toshiba announce 8GB SDHC memory
Toshiba has announced the introduction of the first 8GB SDHC Memory Card which it says will be available early in the new year. The new cards will be capable of a write speed in excess of 4MB per second up to 6MB per second and useable with all devices compatible with the SDHC specification. With some compact cameras now topping 10 Megapixels and entry-level DSLRs increasingly using SD format, the arrival of higher capacity cards is sure to be welcomed by many.
Toshiba 4 GB SDHC card
Toshiba has today announced its new 4 GB SDHC card. This card, based newly defined SDHC format has a minimum write speed of 4 MB/sec (known as 'Class 4') and will be available in September. This card also supports the 'CPRM3' copy protection function which we assume to only be used for DRM controlled media such as music and video.
Toshiba launches fast-charging lithium ion battery
Toshiba has today announced a new lithium ion battery, which, it claims, can recharge 80% of the battery's energy capacity in just one minute, 60 times faster than the other lithium ion cells. It takes an unspecified 'few' more minutes for a complete recharge. The battery has a long life cycle, losing only 1% of its capacity after 1,000 cycles of discharging and recharging. Due to be launched next year, it will initially be used to power hybrid electric vehicles but could be used for smaller devices in future, such as mobile phones and digital cameras.
Toshiba's methanol fuel cell

It will certainly be some time before we see fuel cells used in digital cameras but it's worth noting that development fuel cells is accelerating. Toshiba today announced a small methanol fuel cell which weighs just 8.5 g (0.3 oz) and can produce 100 mW of power. Toshiba describe this new unit as "small enough for integration into a wireless headset for mobile phones, but still efficient enough to power an MP3 music player for as long as 20 hours on a single 2cc charge of highly concentrated methanol. The new fuel cell outputs 100 milliwatts of power, and can continue to do so, non-stop, for as long as users top up its integrated fuel tank—a process that is as simple as it is safe."

Toshiba's 0.85 inch Hard Disk Drive

CES 2004: In a feat of miniturization Toshiba has today revealed it is working on the worlds first sub 1 inch Hard Disk Drive. The new 0.85 inch HDD will have a capacity between 2 and 4 GB. This new device is clearly aimed at the portable music / multimedia players, PDA's and pocket notebook PC's. However it's not a far stretch to imagine these HDD's in use in digital cameras and 'cross over' products which also shoot digital video.

Toshiba's Five-Megapixel PDR-5300

Toshiba has today announced an addition to its PDR line of digital still cameras - the PDR-5300. It has a 5.0 megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens with a wide aperture range, noise reduction technology, user-selectable shutter speeds, plus full manual control. "The PDR-5300 accommodates different types of users and levels of skill, from the discerning photographer requiring total manual control over shooting functions to the weekend digicam enthusiast who wants a high-performing, easy-to-use camera to capture special moments," said Doug Freck, Vice President/General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems. It is expected to ship later this month with a MSRP of $399.

Toshiba PDR-3340

Toshiba Imaging Systems has recently announced the new PDR-3340. It offers a 3.2 megapixel resolution, 3X optical zoom lens (34mm - 102mm) and 16Mb of internal memory, expandable with SD cards. "The PDR-3340 is perfect for entry-level consumers making the transition from traditional film cameras to digital cameras," said Doug Freck, Vice President and General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems. The PDR-3340 is expected to ship in August with an MSRP of $249.

Toshiba M Series with 10x Zoom

Toshiba Imaging Systems has recently announced its new M Series range of digital camera, the PDR-M700 and PDR-M500. The PDR-M700 offers a 3.2 megapixel resolution, while the PDR-M500 offers 2.0 megapixels. Both have with 10x Canon optical zoom lenses (35mm equiv. to 35mm - 350mm) and 16Mb SD cards. The PDR-M700 is priced at around US $449 and the PDR-M500 at around US $349.

Toshiba's new PDR-4300

PMA 2003: Toshiba has today announced its new PDR-4300 four-megapixel digital camera with a 2.8x optical zoom, macro capability up to 6-inches and comprehensive manual controls. Doug Freck, Vice President & General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems Division. “Our new PDR-4300 ideally meets these demands with its powerful four-megapixel CCD, its professional-grade, all-glass lens system, its fully array of manual controls, and an operation that is comparable to a film-based point-and-shoot model. And at $379, we believe it is the best value in the four-megapixel digital camera category.”

Toshiba announces 'Sora' PDR-T15

Toshiba Japan has today announced the new 'Sora' PDR-T15 digital camera. This ultra-compact ultra-slim digital camera has a two megapixel sensor and fixed focal length lens. The T15 also has a removable facia and so cashing in on the mobile phone craze for customizing the look there are a wide variety of clip-on facia's available, probably just for the Japanese market.

Toshiba announces two new digital cameras

Pre-Photokina 2002: Toshiba has today announced the two megapixel PDR-2300 and the three megapixel PDR-3320. "The PDR-3320 ideally meets the needs of today's tech-savvy buyer with an unprecedented value proposition and a feature-rich, easy-to-use design," said Doug Freck, Vice President and General Manager, Toshiba Imaging Systems.

Toshiba announces 'Sora' PDR-T20

Toshiba Japan has today announced the new 'Sora' PDR-T20 digital camera. This ultra-compact vertical orientation digital camera features a two megapixel CCD sensor and two times optical zoom lens. Something different, this camera has a touch-screen LCD panel. The camera is clad in a metal case and will be available (in Japan at least) in three different colour finishes. Turn the camera on its side and it does look a little like Canon's S30/S40.

Toshiba PDR-T10

Toshiba Japan has announced its new PDR-T10 digital camera. The PDR-T10 seems to take its concept from mobile phones by allowing the owner to change the front cover. It has a 2.1 megapixel CCD, a fixed lens, 8MB SD memory card and uses 2 AA batteries.

Toshiba announces $279 PDR-M25

Toshiba has today announced the 2 megapixel PDR-M25. This camera, a successor to the PDR-M61 should hit the shelves in the next week or so with a MSRP of $279. The PDR-M25 features a 2.2 megapixel CCD (creates a 1729 x 1200 image), 3x optical zoom lens (35 - 114 mm). The camera has a 1.5" LCD monitor and takes SmartMedia storage cards (an 8 MB card is supplied).

Toshiba announce 128 MB MMC/SD card

Toshiba has today announced a new 128 MB MMC/SD (MultiMedia Card / Secure Digital card). Hot on the heals of SanDisk who announced a 128 MB card back in June. While I'm not a huge fan of new formats (surely we have enough already!) it's good to see that at least those who end up with MMC digital cameras will be able to buy relatively useful capacities. Toshiba also reveal that they hope to introduce a 256 MB MMC/SD card in 'fourth quarter 2001'.

Toshiba 5 GB PCMCIA Type II HD

A year and two months since they announced the 2 GB MK2001MPL PCMCIA Type II HD Toshiba has today announced an all new 5 GB unit. The PAMHD005 offers huge capacity to professional digital photographers using the Kodak DCS series of digital SLR's (which have two PCMCIA Type II slots). With one of these units you could store an amazing 585 RAW shots from the new 6 megapixel Kodak DCS 760 (and you could, indeed have TWO).

Toshiba US confirm 4mp PDR-M81

It's two weeks since we caught news of the 4 megapixel PDR-M81 from Toshiba Japan. Toshiba US will present the PDR-M81 on Monday at Digital Focus and PC Expo. We've just received the official press release. Labelled as 4.2 megapixels the camera outputs a 2400 x 1600 image (3:2 ratio) which works out at 3.84 megapixels. It has an (unusual) 2.8x optical zoom lens (made by Canon) supports Print Image Matching, weighs in at 240 g (no batts) with an expected retail price of approx. US$600.

Toshiba 128MB SmartMedia firmware update

Toshiba has just posted a firmware update for the PDR-M60, PDR-M61 or PDR-M65 digital cameras to give them support for 128 MB SmartMedia cards. The update can be downloaded from the Toshiba US website and self-installed either via the supplied USB cable or by placing the update file on a SmartMedia card. No other fixes / changes are noted for this firmware udpate.

Toshiba PDR-M81 (4 megapixel)

Toshiba has today revealed the first consumer digital camera based around the a 1/1.8" 4 megapixel CCD (likely to be made by Sharp). Labelled as 4.2 megapixels the camera outputs a 2400 x 1600 image (3:2 ratio) which works out at 3.84 megapixels. It has an (unusual) 2.8x optical zoom lens (made by Canon) supports Print Image Matching, weighs in at 240 g (no batts) with an expected retail price of 69,800 YEN (approx. US$600). UPDATE: Samples online.

Toshiba announce 512MB CompactFlash
Toshiba has today announced that it is to add the 512MB CompactFlash card to range. The new storage card will also be available to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, who will have a larger selection of solutions to meet storage requirements. The cards are available now to OEM's only for $499.

Toshiba has today announced a new 512 MB CompactFlash card (OEM) based on four of its 1 Gb(it) NAND Flash chips. "Like Toshiba's 128MB SmartMedia, the 512MB CompactFlash was developed using Toshiba's 0.16 micron (µm) CMOS process technology, which has been in production since the fourth quarter of 2000". This card is said to have a sustainable write speed of 3.2 MB(ytes)/sec and a read speed of 5.4 MB(ytes)/sec.

Toshiba announce new digital cameras

PMA 2001: Toshiba has today announced four new digital cameras, these are the PDR-M11 (1.3 megapixel), PDR-M21 (2.1 megapixel), PDR-M61 (2.3 megapixel) and PDR-M65 (3.3 megapixel). Noteably all the cameras are priced below $500 except the M65 which has an MSRP of $599 (but I'm sure we'll see it for $500 later). UPDATE: Thanks to Toshiba US we now have full specs for these cameras in our database.

Toshiba announce 128MB SmartMedia

Toshiba, in a Japanese press release today announced 128MB SmartMedia will go on sale at the "end of September". The big "gotcha" of course is that because SmartMedia is really "Dumb" (it doesn't have a controller in the card like CF) almost none of todays SmartMedia digital cameras will be able to use the new 128MB cards.. No manufacturers have yet announced updates for their cameras to be able to use it.

Any manufacturers who'd like to confirm their cameras work with the upcoming 128MB SmartMedia please send me an email.

Toshiba reveal 2GB PCMCIA Type II HD
Here's one for all you Pro photographers with digital cameras which will take PCMCIA. Toshiba today announced a 55g (1.9 oz) PCMCIA Type II (5mm high) Hard Disk with a capacity of 2GB with a low power requirement of 0.5W @ 3.3V.
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