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Piscataway, NJ June 12, 2012– MIPI Alliance today announced that Toshiba Corporation has been approved as a Promoter Member. Toshiba has actively served as a Contributor member since 2004. Now the company will join other Board members Intel, Nokia, Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments in driving the future direction of mobile device interface technology.

Promoter members are elected by the Board for a two-year term and have a preferential obligation to support MIPI Alliance. Limited to four at any given time, each Promoter member elects a representative to sit on the Board. For more information on MIPI Alliance, its structure and specifications, go to www.mipi.org

“Toshiba is pleased to join the MIPI Board of Directors as a Promoter Member Company”, said Masaaki Kinugawa, Technology Executive Logic LSI of Semiconductor and Storage Products Company – Toshiba Corporation. “Standardization activities are essential in today’s industry environment, not only to define the technical standards as such, but to utilize and facilitate standards as cornerstone for complete eco-systems. The MIPI Alliance is one of the consortiums that play a major role in the development of IPs for Toshiba’s product roadmap for several industry applications.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Toshiba as our newest Promoter member,” said Joel Huloux, Chairman of the Board of MIPI Alliance. “Toshiba has contributed greatly to our Working Groups and specifications and we look forward to their increased contributions in the future.”

About MIPI Alliance

MIPI®Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 250 member companies worldwide, has over 12 active working groups and has delivered 45+ specifications within the mobile ecosystem in the last decade. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.MIPI® is a registered mark of MIPI Alliance, Inc. 

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm