Temporary court order issued
Western Digital won a temporary US court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture around flash memory chip plants in Japan.
We matched rival's bids
Western Digital said it matched rival bidders' offers to acquire Japanese conglomerate Toshiba's flash memory unit which implies that Tosh was doing its best not to sell the until to its partner.
Should not have bought Toshiba’s medical unit
EU regulators said they might fine Canon up to 10 percent of annual revenue for jumping the gun in its acquisition of Toshiba's Medical unit.
World's first 4-bit-per-cell 3D flash memory
Toshiba has announced the latest generation of 3D flash memory, the 4-bit-per-cell, quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology NAND flash memory.
Trouble at mill
Toshiba has had to push back its timeline to clinch a sale of its flash memory chip unit, saying the $18 billion deal was being held up due to differences of opinion within the consortium chosen as preferred bidder.
Japanese consortium with deep pockets might win
Toshiba has named a consortium made up of the Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital and Development Bank of Japan, as the preferred bidders for its memory business.
Auction might be scuppered.
Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent in a move that might scupper the auction.
Still fighting for a load of old Tosh
Western Digital may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba's chip unit.
Stay out of the sale of chip sale
Toshiba has told Western Digital not to interfere with the sale of its prized chip unit, disputing claims by the US outfit that it had breached a joint venture contract.
Industry attempts to close global supply shortages
According to sources within the memory industry, global production of 3D NAND flash memory chips is expected to expand substantially in the second half of 2017, exceeding the output of 2D NAND chips by the fourth quarter of the year.