Semiconductors & Components - Toshiba Storage Products

Toshiba Storage Products
 
Corporate Overview

Toshiba is a leading total storage provider who combines execution agility with the resources of a global technology corporation. We offer the industry's most comprehensive range of storage technologies, from hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) to NAND flash memories. Toshiba is the world's only storage supplier that owns design, development, manufacturing, sales, and other infrastructure functions spanning the enterprise, mobile, and retail environments for both HDD and SSD products.

By exploiting synergies across these technologies and markets, Toshiba Storage Product Business Unit (SPBU) of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. delivers leading-edge storage products with superior form and function, focusing on high performance, high capacity, and customer satisfaction. Toshiba storage technologies are found at the heart of enterprise solutions as well as a wide range of consumer electronics, notebook and desktop computers, external storage solutions, and specialty applications including commercial systems, highly-secure mobile clients, and embedded industrial and automotive environments.

Leveraging the benefits of global product development and manufacturing, Toshiba is a preferred, long-term provider to an established clientele of manufacturers of enterprise computing systems, PC and consumer electronics, consumer electronics, automotive products, and distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and retailers around the world.

 
Customer Commitment

As an innovation leader, Toshiba closely collaborates with customers to develop new products that excite the marketplace and push conventions. We understand that success is built on offering an unmatched total solution that includes the right product and extraordinary levels of service built on shared vision and strong execution. Since producing its first HDD in 1967, Toshiba has spent decades developing strong partnerships with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers – some of the world's largest and best known systems and consumer electronics companies.

 
Enterprise Solutions

The enterprise market requires specialist knowledge and technology to support organizations that generate and store a massive amount of business data that must be accessible 24/7. Enterprise computing systems – servers, workstations, SAN and NAS systems, RAID, and storage subsystems – demand a delicate balance of performance, efficiency, availability, and capacity. With these factors in mind, Toshiba delivers a full range of enterprise storage HDDs and SSDs which enable customers to architect optimized solutions across all tiers of the enterprise.

 
Mobile Solutions

Toshiba is the pioneer of small form factor HDDs and SSDs -- and is a consistent business and technology leader in the mobile market. Since first delivering 2.5-inch HDDs in 1985, Toshiba has consistently produced products that offer customers unprecedented flexibility and customization. Our wide line of storage devices includes the industry's highest capacities – key in today's digital mobile products. Toshiba also leads in enhanced security for mobile hard drives and is at the forefront of delivering next-generation disk security.

Toshiba storage products are used in many of today's hottest consumer electronics products, with storage solutions that meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated applications such as PCs, gaming consoles, personal storage devices, digital video recorders, portable media players, digital audio players, and other consumer electronics products. Toshiba's mobile hard disk drives are optimized for shock resistance and lower power needs, which helps customers in their quest to create products with industry-leading reliability and usability.

Toshiba has partnered with the automotive industry and its suppliers for more than 10 years to perfect its auto-grade HDD technology. Toshiba storage solutions provide automotive system designers with ruggedized and temperature-capable automotive-grade hard disk drives for in-car navigation, infotainment, and other automotive applications. Since introducing the industry's first automotive-grade HDD in 2001, Toshiba has shipped more than 10 million automotive-grade hard disk drives.

In addition to leading the industry in the development of 2.5-inch mobile drives, Toshiba helped to ignite the start of the digital music revolution with the first high-capacity, high-volume 1.8-inch disk drives. Toshiba has enjoyed market leadership in this form factor since 2000 and continues to ship these drives to specialty markets today.

 
Leading Innovation

Toshiba has been providing storage solutions worldwide since 1967 and is a global leader in hard disk drive design, manufacturing, and marketing. Toshiba drives can be found in a broad range of systems from PCs and consumer electronics to data centers that deliver information across corporate networks and the Internet. A leader in emerging technologies and standards, Toshiba was the first HDD manufacturer to commercialize perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) for hard disk drives. Leveraging an annual $3.1 billion investment in research and development, we continue to push the boundaries of storage technology to meet customers' needs. Whether in capacity, power, form factor, reliability, security, or the development of next generation magnetic recording technologies, Toshiba will lead the way with innovative storage technologies for products and solutions that help our customers deliver exciting products to market.

 
Manufacturing

Toshiba Storage Products deploys a global innovation network, with product development centers and manufacturing located in Japan, China, United States, Europe, Thailand, and the Philippines. By integrating global collaboration with key strategic supplier relationships, we ensure that our product plans and strategies are attuned to the needs of our customers and the markets they serve. The global network is advantageous not only in terms of the quality and speed of the innovation process but also in its cost-efficient performance and effectiveness.

 
Global Citizenship

In accordance with the commitment of Toshiba Group, “Committed to People. Committed to the Future,” Toshiba Corporation aims to contribute to global well-being through environmentally and socially considerate business activities, including the research and development of environmentally-conscious new technologies for next generation products. Since launching its voluntary corporate responsibility program in 1989, Toshiba has made a concerted effort to continuously improve our environmental management systems and operations through internal audits and management reviews. To support Toshiba's aggressive goal of raising the eco-efficiency of our products and business processes 10 times by 2050, we use a unique method known as “Factor T,” an eco-efficiency indicator to assess the overall value of the product as well as the environmental impact of the processes used bring it to market.

 
Summary

Toshiba utilizes a customer-focused and full-service approach to storage solutions for the global storage marketplace. We are committed to the data storage market and define the standard for product and service excellence with world-class operations, substantial technical knowledge, and a comprehensive customer support infrastructure. With considerable and dedicated research and development, Toshiba is positioned to inspire and lead the future of storage technologies.

 
About Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (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 fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.