Toshiba Launches Ultra Small, 1.12 Micrometer, Full HD CMOS Image Sensor

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today launches its new T4K71 1080p full HD resolution CMOS image sensor with 1.12 micrometer pixel, backside illumination (BSI), and integrated color noise reduction (CNR). Toshiba once again proves its expertise in device and camera module miniaturization enabling customers to continue developing high-performance, ultra-thin smartphones and tablet PCs.

“Our customers keep asking for smaller devices to support their next generation, slim designs,” says Andrew Burt , vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. “To that end, Toshiba has leveraged its new advanced process to create a smaller, 1.12 micrometer pixel, image sensor with the same performance as a 1.4 micrometer pixel counterpart. Customers can be confident that Toshiba is committed to making continuous and innovative enhancements to its systems offering, especially for the camera and imaging markets.”

The integration of both BSI and CNR achieves a signal to noise ratio (SNR) equal to Toshiba’s existing 1.4 micrometer CMOS image sensor. The new, smaller T4K71 delivers a high speed frame rate of 1080p at 60 frames per second (fps) which is essential for smooth, continuous recording of high-definition video. Other key specifications include 2 mega pixel resolution, 1/7.3 inch optical size and an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Pricing and Availability
Sample pricing for the T4K71 CMOS image sensor is $8.00 (U.S.).  Samples will be available by the end of April 2013, with mass production scheduled to begin in September 2013.

About 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, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, 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 WW Semiconductor Preliminary Revenue Ranking, December, 2012). 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

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba’s “Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices,” or “Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook.” This information is available at or from your TAEC representative.

Contact Information

Toshiba America Electronic Components

2590 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131, CA, 95131

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