Corporate Research & Development Center
- Development of new voltage-controlled writing method for nonvolatile solid-state magnetic memory (Dec. 2016) As part of the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) (Program Manager: Masashi Sahashi) led by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Cabinet Office, an R&D team consisting of Shinobu Fujita, the Chief Research Officer of Toshiba Corporation's Corporate Research & Development Center (Center Director: Osamu Hori) and Takayuki Nozaki, Leader of the Voltage-driven Spintronics Team, Spintronics Research Center (Director: Shinji Yuasa), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST; Director: Ryoji Chubachi), have developed a new write method that reduces the write error rate of "voltage torque MRAM," which is a type of voltage-controlled nonvolatile magnetic memory.
- Proposal & demonstration of a new writing method for nonvolatile magnetic memory using voltage-control magnetization reversal (Dec. 2016) As part of the R&D program managed by Prof. Masashi Sahashi in the Impulsing PAradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) led by the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Cabinet Office, an R&D team consisting of Senior Fellow Hiroaki Yoda and co-workers of the Corporate Research & Development Center of Toshiba Corporation have developed a new architecture technology for voltage-write nonvolatile magnetic memory.
- Toshiba Develops World's Most Efficient High Temperature Heavy-Rare-Earth-Free Samarium-Cobalt Magnet (Nov. 2016) TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) and Toshiba Materials Co. Ltd. have developed a new high-iron concentration samarium-cobalt magnet that is free of heavy rare earth elements, highly resistant to demagnetization, and that achieves significantly superior magnetic properties at high temperatures to the heat-resistant neodymium magnets currently used in motors.
- Toshiba's Polyspector™ Creates Powerful Visualization Platform for Big Data (Oct. 2016) Toshiba has demonstrated its leadership in developing tools and solutions that support big data mining and analysis with the development of Polyspector™, a big data visualization platform that realizes interactive visualization of hundreds of millions of pieces of data from various perspectives. Toshiba delivered a detailed demonstration of Polyspector™ on October 17, 2016, at the 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
- Toshiba's Photo-Electrochemical System Achieves 0.48% Efficiency
Converting CO2 into Ethylene Glycol (Oct. 2016) Toshiba has achieved an advance in photo-electrochemical processing that converts carbon dioxide directly into ethylene glycol with an efficiency of 0.48%. Ethylene glycol is a useful and versatile industrial raw material that can be used to manufacture polyester fibers, PET bottles and antifreeze formulations.
- Toshiba's Latest Advance in Voice Recognition can Distinguish Multiple Individual Speakers, Without Special Training (Oct. 2016) Toshiba has taken a major step forward in speech recognition with the development of a technology able to precisely distinguish between and capture the utterances of individual speakers in real time, even when multiple voices are speaking at once.
- Toshiba's Autonomous Driving System Takes to the Road
Collaboration with Nagoya University to test system based on Toshiba's image recognition processor (Oct. 2016) Toshiba Corporation has brought its autonomous driving system off the test track and onto public roads in Aichi prefecture. Based on Toshiba's image recognition processor for advanced driver assistance systems and newly developed technologies for obstacle map generation and route creation, the system is expected to establish practical technologies for autonomous driving.
- New Heavy-ion Radiotherapy Technology Tracks Tumors without Implanting Fiducial Markers in Patient (Sep. 2016) TOKYO-Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) have developed a novel tumor tracking technology for heavy-ion radiotherapy equipment that accurately tracks tumor motion caused by respiration. The technology, computational learning based X-ray image processing, is an alternative to the currently most investigated tumor tracking technique, implanting and tracking fiducial markers1 in the patient's body, and is not only non-invasive but accurate to about 1mm.2 Toshiba aims to commercialize systems equipped with the technology in the next fiscal year.3
- Toshiba's development of low-power multi-hop wireless network technology that can operate on battery power for 10 years (Sep. 2016) Toshiba has developed low-power multi-hop wireless network technology that can operate on battery power for over 10 years and can collect over 99.999% of data from sensors deployed over a wide area through wireless relaying. This technology makes it possible to monitor, with low maintenance costs, natural environments where there is a risk of disaster, as well as buildings, bridges, tunnels, and other aging structures. The details of this technology will be presented on 23 September 2016 at the IEICE Society Conference to be held at Hokkaido University.
- Toshiba's New Technology Achieves Nondestructive Sensing of Internal Deterioration in Concrete Structures (Sep. 2016) Toshiba Corporation, in collaboration with Professor Tomoki Shiotani of Kyoto University, has applied advanced acoustic sensing technology to high-precision assessment of concrete structures and developed a technique for successfully visualizing internal deterioration in highway bridges. The new technology utilizes acoustic emissions(Note 1) to identify the location of internal defects such as voids and cracks that are invisible on the surface.
- Toshiba's Technology Reduces Electromagnetic Interference in Wireless Rapid Charging System for Electric Buses (Sep. 2016) Toshiba Corporation today announced that is has developed a method to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) in wireless rapid charging systems for electric buses. Radiated electromagnetic (EM) waves disturbs other wireless communications and their suppression is an important requirement for the realization of wireless rapid charging systems. Details of the new technology will be presented on September 19 at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Toshiba Develops World's First High-Speed, Low-Power, 1Xnm Size MTJ Element for Non-Volatile STT-MRAM For 2X nm Generation And Later Transistors (Jun. 2016) Toshiba Corporation has developed Magnetic Tunnel Junction (MTJ) elements for STT-MRAM non-volatile Magnetoresistive Random Access memory for 2X nm generation and beyond silicon transistors cache memory, required for future high-performance low-power-consumption computing.
- Toshiba Develop Circuit Technology for Small Area, Low Cost, Non-volatile FPGAs (Jun. 2016) Toshiba Corporation has applied non-volatile memory technology to the development of circuit technology for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and successfully manufactured devices that are smaller and cost less while maintaining performance and reliability. Details of the technology were announced on 14 June at the "2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology", an international conference on semiconductor devices in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Development of an Imaging Technique That Can Simultaneously Acquire a Color Image and Depth Map from a Single Image Taken with a Monocular Camera (Jun. 2016) We have developed an imaging technique that can simultaneously acquire a color image and a depth map from a single image taken by a monocular camera. This technique achieves high-precision distance/range detection, comparable to that of a stereo camera, through the combination of a lens device and image processing. This technology will be announced at The 22nd Symposium on Sensing via Image Information (SSII2016) which will be held at Pacifico Yokohama starting June 8, 2016.
- Development of Voice Design Technology for Easy and Intuitive Creation of a Wide Variety of Text-to-Speech Voices -For Quick Creation of Low-Cost Speech Content- (Mar. 2016) Toshiba has developed a voice design technology that enables easy and rapid creation of various voices in a text-to-speech (TTS) system. This new technology allows users to create a wide variety of TTS voices by controlling elements of voice characteristics such as the age, gender, and brightness of the voice. With a graphical user interface (GUI) incorporating this technology, users can not only create tens of thousands of different voices, but also efficiently and intuitively design particular types of voices just as they imagined.
- Development of Cache Memory with the Highest Power Performance in the World by Using STT-MRAM Magnetic Memory (Feb. 2016) Our company has developed a 4-Mb-class memory circuit using STT-MRAM, a new type of magnetic memory that integrates 65-nm silicon transistors, for high-performance processors and use in system-on-a-chip (SoC) in cooperation with the research group of Professor Hiroshi Nakamura from the Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University.
- Development of a Wireless Receiver Architecture for Bluetooth Low Energy with the World's Lowest Power Consumption (Feb. 2016) Toshiba has developed a new radio receiver architecture that meets Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) standards. This new architecture achieves the world's lowest power consumption by reducing the number of components in the electrical circuits of the radio receiver. Applying this technology to wearable devices will enable longer use with wireless devices. This new technology will be presented in San Francisco on February 3 (local time) at the 2016 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).