Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., (TAEC), a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced that it will expand its family of EXCERIA memory cards with the addition of microSDHC versions. The new cards offer the industry's leading performance in this format - which is the smallest currently available. The EXCERIA series, named to reflect a combination of "excellent" and "experience", offers cards fully compliant with the UHS-I Memory Card Standard. The minimum recording speed is compliant with UHS speed class 1 and SD speed class 10. These cards deliver the capacity, speed and performance needed to support the capabilities of the latest personal digital equipment, including HD video recording and continuous image shooting with digital cameras. Toshiba's EXCERIA family includes versions offering the world's fastest data transfer speed for an SD memory card. The first microSDHC EXCERIA cards to be introduced will be the Type HD series. Designed for use in extreme conditions, these new water resistant memory cards are ideal for demanding applications such as professional and sports photography -- where high reliability is essential. The Type HD series of microSDHC cards have a maximum read speed of 95 MB/sec and a maximum write speed of 30 MB/sec. The first models will be available in Q4 2012, with capacities between 8 GB and 32 GB. Toshiba, the company that invented NAND flash technology and a world leader in the NAND flash memory business, will continue to meet market demands by enhancing its line-up of high performance SD memory cards.