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
Published in News


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
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:00

Western Digital calls foul in Tosh sale


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
Published in News
Monday, 10 July 2017 15:42

Rambus up for sale


No-one caught the bus

Controversial chip designer Rambus is trying to sell itself off.

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.

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.

Western Digital adds 10TB model to WD Purple line
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5400rpm spin and a large cache

Western Digital has expanded its Purple line of hard disk drives (HDDs) with a new 10TB model.