Toshiba names Bain as buyer
Published in Memory

 
18.9 billion price tag

Toshiba’s board has finally flogged its Nand flash memory chip unit to an international consortium led by the US private equity group Bain Capital in a $18.9 billion deal designed to rescue the Japanese conglomerate from delisting.

Western Digital mulls options as Tosh favours Bain
Published in Memory


Considering its options


Western Digital has said that it is considering its options as Toshiba indicated it favoured a group of investors led by Bain Capital to buy the world’s second largest manufacturer of flash memory chips.

Western Digital offers to drop out of memory chip sale
Published in News


Tosh may now take a better offer 

Toshiba shares rose more than four  percent on Wednesday  Western Digital is alleged to have offered to drop out of a group bidding for its flash memory chip business to take a stronger position in their joint venture instead.

Western Digital says soz for raining on Toshiba's parade
Published in Memory


We are not like that normally

Western Digital Corp’s CEO has apologised to his counterpart at Toshiba for strained ties after the US firm sued to keep their chip joint venture from being sold to rival bidders.

Western Digital likely to get Toshiba memory business
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Deal close to being signed

Western Digital's chief executive is in Tokyo to finalise an agreement to buy the Toshiba memory chip business, ending months of dispute over the auction.

Western Digital  offers $17.4 billion for Toshiba's memory chip business,
Published in Memory


Less than the $18 billion Tosh wanted 

A consortium that includes Western Digital is offering $17.4 billion for Toshiba's memory chip business, which the Japanese conglomerate is trying to sell to cover losses from its US nuclear business, sources said this morning

Toshiba approaches Western Digital for a quiet word
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Please buy our memory making business


Troubled Toshiba Corp has said that it is prioritising talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business.

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.

Rambus up for sale
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No-one caught the bus

Controversial chip designer Rambus is trying to sell itself off.