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WDC flashes the cash in in Tosh Memory biz bid: 2 treeellion yen

+Comment WDC is partnering with a state-backed Japanese fund and bidding ¥2 trillion ($17.9bn, £13.8bn) to buy Toshiba’s Memory Business. Two days ago, WDC had no skin in the second bidding round game but was rumoured to be setting up some kind of deal. It has joined with the Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ), one of the second …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2017

Ding-ding-ding. Round 2 of Toshiba Memory biz bid fight. Where the heck is WDC?

+Comment There are four bidders for Toshiba’s Memory Business and WDC isn’t one of them. However, Western Digital Corporation is still in the running, according to the Nikkei. The background story can be found here, with its hot links. The four bidders at the end of round two of Tosh’s auction are said to be: Bain Capital + Toshiba …
Chris Mellor, 22 May 2017
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Broadcom bid for Toshiba Memory Business – report

Broadcom is gearing up to deliver a $20bn (2.2 trillion yen) bid for Toshiba’s Memory Business, reports Bloomberg. The Memory Business was put on the auction block so Toshiba could recapitalise after facing potentially company-destroying losses from its US nuclear power station business, which has filed for Chapter 11 …
Chris Mellor, 19 May 2017
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Travel IT biz reportedly testing 100TB SSDs

Global travel systems business Amadeus is testing 100TB SSDs. Paul Hubert, from the CTO office in Amadeus, revealed the news at a Micron SolidScale launch event in London yesterday. He did not say Amadeus was evaluating Micron's SoldScale all-flash NVMe array, but presented a set of flash system requirements that matched …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2017
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Toshiba draws back from fab foundry lock-out foolishness

+Comment The latest twist in the Toshiba Memory Business auction sale is that Toshiba has not barred access to the foundry or its online facilities from partner WDC employees. The flash foundry is jointly owned by Toshiba and WDC, with Toshiba wanting to include its share in an auction of its Memory Business to raise billions of yen in …
Chris Mellor, 16 May 2017
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Oh my Tosh: Western Digital takes Toshiba to arbitration

Updated WDC is taking Toshiba to an arbitration court process, potentially blocking Toshiba's sale of its Memory Business, which owns Toshiba's share in a flash foundry joint venture with WDC. The JV has an arbitration clause in its contract terms and conditions which gives WDC the right to agree or disagree any sale of Toshiba's JV …
Chris Mellor, 15 May 2017
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Toshiba and WD execs sheathe blades, start talking over memory biz

Top Western Digital and Toshiba execs are talking after brandishing legal daggers over who can do what in Toshiba's memory business sale. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that WDC CEO Stephen Milligan and Toshiba president Satoshi Tsunakawa have entered negotiations at Toshiba's HQ. It's not kiss-and-make-up time yet, but they …
Chris Mellor, 12 May 2017

Toshiba tears WDC a new one for meddling in memory business sale

Toshiba, threatened wth financial calamity, has told WDC to butt out and stop interfering in its bid to sell its memory business. This memory business forms Toshiba's share of the flash foundry jointly owned with WDC CEO Steve Milligan's firm. The Japanese conglomerate has been financially devastated by overruns and losses …
Chris Mellor, 9 May 2017
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Western Digital relocates HQ, sheds jobs

Western Digital Corp is moving its HQ from Irvine, Orange County in southern California to San Jose in the north of the state, with job losses in both areas. The Orange County Register (no relation), said that according to the Orange Council Business Council, there were 1,400 WD employees in Irvine and another 200 in Santa Ana …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2017

WD pulls cash-strapped Toshiba to one side, whispers: 'All right, pal, how much you want?'

Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan says his corporation is willing to help bail out sinking Toshiba. Japanese tech giant Tosh, which runs a NAND foundry joint-venture with WD, is in recapitalization hell: it is trying to sell its flash memory business for a trillion or more Yen ($9bn+) following calamitous and so far …
Chris Mellor, 25 Apr 2017

WDC flirting with Japan funds to bolster bid for Toshiba's memory biz

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) is aiming to bulk up its bid for Toshiba's memory biz with state-backed funding support. Reuters reports that WDC is talking to the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) investment fund and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) about a joint bid for Toshiba's flash memory division. …
Chris Mellor, 21 Apr 2017
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Toshiba spins out new NAS disk drive with its fastest transfer rate yet

Toshiba has a new 8TB NAS disk drive with its fastest data transfer rate. It announced its 8TB MN series NAS drives in February and the N300 is a retail version of these. The 4TB and 6TB versions were announced in Europe in January. Now they and the 8TB version are available in the USA. Like the MN series, the N300s come in …
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2017
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Foxconn, Apple, big biz circle Toshiba's memory biz cash cow – rumors

Three new characters are starring in Toshiba's saga to sell off its memory business: they are Foxconn, Apple, and a fund backed by Japan's government. Japanese giant Toshiba is trying to flog its NAND-chips-to-SSDs memory biz in whole or in part because it's making galactic-scale losses on its Chapter 11-filed US nuclear power …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2017
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Dell servers set to get a flash boost from Toshiba

Demonstrating the strength of Toshiba's NAND chips and SSD business, Dell's PowerEdge 13G servers will use Toshiba HK4 SSDs to make them faster and add encryption options. The HK4 is a 2.5-inch, 6 Gbps SATA SSD announced just over a year ago. It uses 15nm NAND lithography with an MLC (2 bits/cell) layout and is delivered in …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2017

Financially outgunned in Tosh memory biz sale, WD wheels out contract law artillery

+Comment Broadcom may be better placed financially to bid for Toshiba's memory business because Western Digital is burdened with debt from its $16bn SanDisk acquisition. Knowing this, WD is setting up a contract law barrage. Bloomberg, quoting unnamed sources, says Broadcom has lined up financing from three Japanese banks: Mizuho …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2017
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It gets worse – now WD says Toshiba memory business sale breaches joint venture terms

Just when you think it can't get any worse... it does. Western Digital has warned Toshiba that the proposed sale of its memory business contravenes the terms of their flash foundry joint venture. This NAND tech and products-based business has been set up as a separate company by Toshiba so that it can sell a large chunk for …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2017
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Toshiba conglomerate: Can we keep going? We don't know

Toshiba has filed unaudited results for its business, meaning its potential losses from the Westinghouse disaster cannot yet be quantified, putting the conglomerate at risk of collapse. The survival of the entire corporate Toshiba structure, which controls businesses making laptops, TVs, flash chips and nuclear power stations …
Chris Mellor, 11 Apr 2017
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72-layer flash die from SK Hynix towers over all, capacity a bit meh

Korean flash fabber SK Hynix has built a 72-layer 3D NAND die with 256Gb capacity. That number of layers, in effect a higher-rise flash chip than anybody else has built, is impressive but the 256Gb capacity is not; Toshiba's 64-layer flash die has a 512Gb capacity. Like the SK Hynix chip, it is a TLC (3bits/cell) device. It …
Chris Mellor, 10 Apr 2017

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