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Interim Judgment in Litigation Against Powerchip et al. in Taiwan

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has received the interim judgment from the Intellectual Property Court in Taiwan against Taiwan’s Powerchip Technology Corporation, Powerflash Technology Corporation, Zentel Electronics Corporation, and C.T.C. Co., Ltd., for infringement of Toshiba’s Taiwan patents for NAND flash memory.

The interim judgment states the Toshiba’s Taiwan patents Nos. 154717 and I238412 shall not be invalidated, and NAND flash memory products manufactured by Powerchip and sold by Zentel Electronics (part Nos. A5U1GA31ATS-BC, A5U2GA31BTS-BC and A5U4GA31ATS-BC) infringe the Toshiba’s Taiwan patents.

Toshiba is asking the court to enjoin the manufacture and sale of infringing NAND flash memory products, and for compensation for damages, against Powerchip Technology, Powerflash Technology, Zentel Electronics, and C.T.C..

The damages are now being determined by Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Court. The Court will conclude the trial with the issue of its final judgment granting the injunction and monetary damages for the infringement.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing 199,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.6 trillion yen (US$55 billion).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Toshiba Corporation
Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Megumi Genchi / Kota Yamaji, +81-3-3457-3576
Communication IR Promotion Group
Business Planning Division
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