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01 Aug, 2017
Toshiba Corporation has developed a post-quantum public key cryptosystem in collaboration with Hokkaido University of Education, Kyushu University, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. The security of the cryptosystem is based on the problem of finding a small solution to a multivariate non-linear indeterminate equation, which is expected to be computationally hard, even with quantum computers. It is expected to offer security and calculation efficiency equivalent to or better than those of lattice-based cryptosystem, and to offer a promising candidate for post-quantum cryptosystems. Details were presented at SAC2017, an international conference held in Ottawa, Canada, on August 16–18, 2017.
01 Aug, 2017
Toshiba has developed AI technology that uses video feeds from multiple surveillance cameras to track the movements of people in shopping malls, train stations, arenas and other large facilities. Although it receives feeds from cameras in locations throughout the facility, the technology realizes high precision with low computation load, allowing routes taken by multiple people to be tracked at the same time. The technology will be reported at the 20th Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU2017), a major Japanese conference on image recognition, on August 8.
01 Jun, 2017
The success of Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC) in boosting output at Yokkaichi Operations, TMC's memory plant in Mie prefecture, was recognized today when the companies were presented with the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence's 2016 Field Innovation Award for "Improvements in Semiconductor Manufacturing Productivity at Yokkaichi Operations."
01 Jun, 2017
Toshiba has developed a hydrogen gas sensor that consumes less than 1% the power of conventional devices(Note 1) without loss of detection speed. It is based on a Toshiba-developed microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure that employs a palladium-based metallic glass(Note 2) to realize both rapid detection and low power consumption, overcoming the usual trade-off of conventional sensors. The sensor can be fabricated on semiconductor manufacturing lines, allowing low-cost mass-production. Details on the technology will be presented on 20 June at the Transducers 2017 international conference held in Taiwan.
01 Jun, 2017
Toshiba has achieved two breakthroughs in spintronics technologies for Internet of Things (IoT) devices: an ultra-sensitive spintronic strain-gauge sensor element for micro-electro-mechanical-system(MEMS(Note 1)) sensors that is 2500 times as sensitive as conventional metal strain-gauges and over 100 times as sensitive as semiconductor strain-gauges; and the world's first(Note 2) spintronic MEMS microphone integrating a spintronic strain-gauge sensor element on the MEMS diaphragm, which has experimentally demonstrated accurate detection of ultrasonic sounds inaudible to the human ear. Details on the technologies will be presented on June 19 at the Transducers 2017 international conference held in Taiwan.
01 Jun, 2017
Toshiba has developed a system that performs fluorescence imaging(Note 1) of cell clusters during culturing in an incubator(Note 2) without using an objective lens. The prototype can distinguish individual cells in clusters, and is the first in the world(Note 3) to achieve a spatial resolution below 10 micrometers(μm), three times finer(Note 4) than that of a previously proposed similar technology. Details of the development will be published on 20 June at the "Transducers 2017" international conference held in Taiwan.
01 Apr, 2017
Toshiba has developed an evaluation technology for visualizing the relationship between the performance of electron conduction channels (current paths) and crystal structures in nano-sized polycrystalline silicon(Note 1) thin-film transistors. This technology allows direct evaluation of relationship between electrical characteristics and crystal structures in polycrystalline silicon transistors in electronic devices, which are difficult to elucidate by conventional methods, and the identification of factors in the deterioration of electrical properties. Details of the technology were announced on April 6, 2017 at the International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS 2017) in Monterey, CA, USA.
01 Mar, 2017
TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced the results of field tests of electric buses charged with its wireless rapid rechargeable battery system. The tests, carried out with the cooperation of Waseda University, concluded that using the buses to replace standard diesel buses could cut CO2 emissions from daily operation by up to 60%1. The project was supported by the Ministry of the Environment's Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program.
01 Mar, 2017
TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. have been awarded the 49th Ichimura Prize in Industry for Distinguished Achievement for the development of and commercialization of a high power, heavy rare-earth-free, demagnetization resistant(Note 1) magnet for motors.
01 Mar, 2017
TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has agreed with RIKEN, one of a Japan's government funded research institutes, to work together to promote advances in fundamental technologies for AI. The collaborative work will be centered at a new research and development center, RIKEN AIP*1 Toshiba Collaboration Centre (RATCC), at the RIKEN Centre for AIP Project in Tokyo. By bringing together their leading-edge AI technologies, plus know-how and data Toshiba has built up through years of experience as a leading industrial company in sectors ranging semiconductors to infrastructure, the partners aim to achieve "Autonomous learning AI for innovative productivity".
01 Feb, 2017
Toshiba today announced that it has developed the world's most power efficient(Note 1) analog-to-digital (A/D) converter(Note 2) for next-generation wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11ax(Note 3)). The new technology overcomes a trade-off between conversion accuracy and power efficiency to realize the performance required by A/D converters for next-generation wireless LAN, while achieving three times the power efficiency of current A/D converters(Note 4). Deployment of the new device is expected to extend the lifetime of wireless LAN devices and to boost communication speeds. Toshiba will announce details of the technology on February 8 at the International Conference on Semiconductor Circuits in San Francisco.