Corporate Research & Development Center
- Toshiba Develops Dysprosium-free Samarium-Cobalt Magnet to Replace Heat-resistant Neodymium Magnet in Essential Applications (Aug. 2012) Toshiba Corporation announced that the company has developed a high-iron concentration samarium-cobalt magnet that is free of dysprosium, a rare earth mineral that is in extremely short supply and increasingly expensive. At typical operating temperatures, the samarium-cobalt magnet has superior magnetic properties to the heat-resistant neodymium magnets currently used in motors.
- Toshiba develops nano-lithographic probes for making and repairing masks for next generation semiconductors (Jul. 2012) Toshiba Corporation has developed an anti-wear nano-lithographic probe in collaboration with Tokyo University and BEANS laboratory. The probe is designed for making and repairing masks for next generation semiconductor production at 16- to 11-nanometers. The prototype probe demonstrates hundreds of times the durability of conventional probes.
- Development of a 10 nm-diameter nanowire transistor for ultra-low power consumption LSIs (Jun. 2012) A nanowire transistor is one of the most desired structures for the development of ultra-low power consumption LSIs. Toshiba has developed a 10 nm-diameter tri-gate nanowire transistor that saves the power during standby mode by a factor of ten by controlling the voltage applied to the substrate . This technique was presented at the 2012 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits, an international conference on semiconductor devices held in the US in June 2012.
- Toshiba Develops NPEngine™, the World's First Hardware Engine that Directly Streams Video Content from SSD to IP Networks (Apr. 2012) TOKYO-Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the development of NPEngine™, the world's first hardware engine for streaming servers that directly delivers video content from SSD to IP networks, without accessing the server's CPU or memory resources. NPEngine can simultaneously deliver up to 64,000 high quality video streams at a rate of 40Gigabit per sec, far surpassing the performance of a typical server, and reducing power consumption, the number of servers and the space required.