Western Digital allowed to look under Tosh's bonnet
Published in Memory


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.

Western Digital calls foul in Tosh sale
Published in Processors


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.

Canon faces EU fine
Published in News


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.

Toshiba announces 4-bit QLC NAND flash memory
Published in Memory


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.

Toshiba sues Western Digital as sale is delayed
Published in 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.

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory business
Published in News


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.

Western Digital goes for Toshiba injunction
Published in News


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.

Western Digital gets allies for Toshiba chip buy
Published in Processors


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.

Toshiba tells Western Digital to stop messing about
Published in News


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.

3D NAND flash output to increase in 2H 2017
Published in Memory


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.