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Toshiba Launches Industry's First microUSB Adaptor Module Compliant with the TransferJet™ Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Standard

January 8, 2013

microUSB

TOKYO, Japan, – Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) announced it will launch the industry's first1 microUSB adaptor module compliant with the TransferJet™ close proximity wireless transfer technology standard. Mass production of this microUSB adaptor module, TJM35420MU, is scheduled to begin in March 2013 for sales to smartphone and tablet manufacturers and to PC peripheral equipment manufacturers.

The TJM35420MU is the industry's first TransferJet™ microUSB adaptor module integrating a TransferJet™ transceiver IC, a coupler, an RF filter, peripheral passive parts, and a USB connection circuit. TransferJet™ communications can be implemented in Android™ devices2, such as smartphones and tablets, that have a microUSB port by inserting this module in the port and installing application software for Android™

TransferJet™-enabled devices can transfer a one-minute high-definition movie in approximately three seconds3. TransferJet™ is expected to be widely adopted for smartphones, tablets, and various other devices. Toshiba will continue to develop and commercialize transceiver ICs and modules compliant with TransferJet™

Toshiba will showcase, for reference, a tablet equipped with a prototype of this microUSB adaptor module, and a TransferJet™-enabled SDHC memory card, which is under development, at the 2013 International CES, the world's biggest consumer technology-related trade show, to be held from January 8 to 11, 2013, in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

Product Overview

Part number TJM35420MU
Mass production starts March 2013
Production volume 100,000 units a month
Main specifications Incorporating TransferJet™-compliant transceiver IC
Built-in RF filter and other RF components
Built-in X'tal
Built-in TransferJet™ coupler
USB host interface
TransferJet™ compliant
Support of Android 3.x/4.x

Background and objectives

Demand is surging for simple yet high-speed sharing of large multimedia files, such as photos, movies, and audio data among individuals. In view of this demand, Toshiba has commercialize products, including a transceiver IC, a compact wireless module, a microSDIO card, and a USB adaptor module, that are compliant with the TransferJet™ standard for close proximity wireless transfer technology allowing data transfer just by touching two devices together. The latest addition to the line-up is a microUSB adaptor module that can be easily attached to smartphones and other mobile devices.

About TransferJet™

TransferJet™ is a close proximity wireless transfer technology standard promoted by the TransferJet™ Consortium whose membership consists of 45 companies (as of January 8, 2013), including Toshiba. TransferJet™ technology provides simple connection and high-speed data transfer with low power consumption just by selecting on the screen of a device the data file to be transferred and by touching the receiving device with that device. Applications of TransferJet™ technology is expected to expand when combined with various devices and technologies, such as digital signage and Near Field Communications (NFC).

*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, LCD displays, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today's leading cell phones, 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 third largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2011 WW Semiconductor Revenue, February 2012). Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today has over 490 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

1As of January 8, 2013. Survey by Toshiba.

2Certain Android devices may not support TransferJet™.

3For calculation, the capacity of a one-minute high-definition movie is assumed to be 128 MB.


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 www.chips.toshiba.com, or from your TAEC representative.

TransferJet™ is a trademark licensed by the TransferJet™Consortium.

Product specifications are under development and are current as of January 8, 2013.

Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

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