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
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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.

Toshiba releases 3.5-inch N300 NAS hard drives
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Available in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities this month


Toshiba’s semiconductor and storage subdivision has introduced its latest series of 3.5-inch N300 internal network attached storage (NAS) consumer hard drives to the US market. The drives are available in 4TB, 6TB and 8TB capacities and include a self-contained cache algorithm to optimize real-time buffer performance and minimize recovery time from data errors.

Apple might invest several billion in Toshiba
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iPad maker might go for another pile old Tosh


The fruity cargo cult Apple is thinking of dropping a billion or two for the troubled Toshiba semiconductor unit.

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD
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8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems

Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems.

Toshiba shareholders approve NAND flash sale
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Turning flash into a load of old Tosh

Toshiba shareholders have approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company's prized NAND flash memory unit.

Foxconn and TSMC attack Toshiba's memory shares
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Recovering from a list of multi-billion dollar writedowns


According to a recent Chinese-language report, TSMC and Foxconn Electronics are partnering up to place bids for shares of Toshiba’s memory business after the company dealt with a major loss in its devices and components business last year amid a drop in global memory prices. And problems with nuclear matters.