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NAND Flash Memory

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Toshiba, the Inventor of Flash Memory

In 1984, Toshiba developed a new semiconductor memory, Flash Memory, and by doing so led the industry, and its competitors, into the next generation.


Now the international de facto standard, NAND Flash Memories have realized an immense range of applications that include everything from Memory Card and Solid-State Drives (SSDs) to industrial equipment.


As the total volume of information continues its exponential growth, demand for storage using NAND Flash Memories is growing with it. In order to meets these market needs, Toshiba has made major investments in plants and equipment at its Yokkaichi memory fab, and is resolutely committed to developing new products.

This brochure highlights Toshiba's NAND Flash Memory and other Memory Solutions

Toshiba's NAND flash memory and Applications

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Features of NAND Flash Memory

NAND flash memory is suitable for storing large amounts of data.

  • Fast storage of large files
  • Fast write and erase rates
  • Low per-bit cost
  • Easily extendable using the NAND Flash Memory interface
  • Extensive product portfolio to meet diverse needs
    • Products with the standard HS-MMC interface
    • Offers products with the high-speed UHS-I and UHS-II SD bus interfaces
    • Available as SD Memory Cards with unique features

Yokkaichi Operations, the manufacturing site for NAND Flash Memories

Photo of Toshiba Yokkaichi Operations as seen from the sky Click to enlarge

Toshiba manufactures its NAND Flash Memories at its Yokkaichi Operations, in order to maintain quality.


On September 9, 2014, Phase 2 of Fab 5 was opened, and construction began on the new  Fab 2.


In order to meet the growing demand for memory chips, Toshiba has increased its plant investments to expand manufacturing capacity and accelerate the development and production of next-generation memories.

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