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Western Digital and pals win Toshiba chip unit bid, claims report

Comment Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun newspaper says a WDC bid group has won the Toshiba Memory Business auction. NKG claims Toshiba will decide in favour of the ¥2 trillion ($18.2bn) bid on September 13 and sign a formal contract following a Toshiba board meeting on September 20. If it goes through, the sale would be completed by …
Chris Mellor, 12 Sep 2017

Amazing! Is WDC giving in to Tosh pressure?

WDC has told Toshiba it will leave the consortium bidding for the stricken Japanese company's memory business, on the condition that the two companies co-invest in a new flash factory that will give WDC a stronger position in the JV. Toshiba's selling its memory business to help smooth over a mess in its nuclear energy …
Chris Mellor, 6 Sep 2017
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FFS: Toshiba snubs WDC, goes crawling back to Bain, Hon Hai

It ain't over till the fat lady sings and Toshiba isn't singing yet, failing to meet its own August 31 deadline and resuming talks with Bain and Hon Hai bid groups alongside the WDC consortium. A Toshiba statement said: While Toshiba exercised its best efforts to reach a mutually satisfactory definitive agreement with one of …
Chris Mellor, 1 Sep 2017
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SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB

WDC has the highest-capacity microSDXC card at 400GB – pumping up mobile device storage space – and has launched a natty little iPhone charger that backs up the phone’s data. The SanDisk Ultra Plus microSDXC UHS-I card comes in a range of capacities, from 16GB through 32, 64, 128, 200, and 256 to 400GB. The read speed is up to …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2017
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Western Digital has cloudified the NAS and shoved it in a trendy box

+Comment WDC has released a home NAS that syncs with devices for storing, streaming and sharing wherever there's an internet connection. It comes in a single-disk version called the My Cloud Home or a dual-disk version called My Cloud Home Duo, which uses a RAID 1 scheme to copy data from one disk to another for safer keeping. The …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2017
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WDC's biz banquet has made it a chips-to-disks-to-systems monstrosity

Analysis Western Digital Corporation under CEO Steve Milligan's rule is becoming an aggressively expanding chips, disks, systems and cloud storage business. It's trying to buy Toshiba's flash foundry joint-venture interest and has just announced it's buying storage array-maker Tegile and personal cloud storage provider Upthere. …
Chris Mellor, 31 Aug 2017

It's make-your-mind-up time! Toshiba to decide if WDC gets its flash biz

Some details have leaked about the bid consortium negotiating to buy Toshiba's interest in the flash foundry joint-venture it owns with WDC. Toshiba has been dragged to the negotiating table by WDC's time-consuming legal delay tactics because it faces a March 2018 deadline for resolving recapitalisation issues that threaten …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2017

Western Digital continues buying spree by snapping up Tegile

After dropping $1.4bn to try and buy Toshiba’s stake in the WDC-Toshiba flash foundry joint-venture, WDC has just bought the Tegile storage array business. Oh, and it bought the Upthere cloud consumer storage business for a guesstimated $100m-plus yesterday as well. Tegile sells IntelliFlash-branded hybrid flash/disk and all- …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2017

Whatchu doin' Upthere? Western Digital moves on cloud storage space

Western Digital Corporation has bought Upthere, a consumer data storage startup with its own public cloud. Upthere was founded in 2011 by director Bertrand Sarlet, VP for business development Alex Kushnir, and Roger Bodamer. CEO Chris Bourdon joined Upthere as VP products in August 2012 after being Apple's senior product line …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2017
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Toshiba, Western Digital talking again but they'd better agree lickety-split

Toshiba has restarted talks with Western Digital Corporation about buying its flash joint-venture interests after their CEOs met in Tokyo. Toshiba and WDC have a set of joint ventures based on the Yokkaichi flash foundry in Japan's Mie Prefecture. Facing a crippling need to recapitalise after its US nuclear power station- …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2017
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Toshiba must allow Western Digital access to joint-venture assets

Western Digital Corp has notched up another win in its attempt to force Toshiba to talk turkey about selling its Memory Business to WD, or a bid group with its JV partner in it. Like Gulliver being held down by myriad silken threads, mighty Toshiba is currently being hampered by yet another WDC legal action. The Superior …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2017
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Just kiss and make up already! Toshiba CEO strikes conciliatory note with chip partners WDC

Instead of being set on going it alone, Toshiba is actually willing to invest in Fab 6 foundry development with Western Digital. A translation of CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa's Japanese language pitch at the results conference has been seen by Stifel analyst and MD Aaron Rakers. Tsunakawa struck a conciliatory note, saying Toshiba …
Chris Mellor, 11 Aug 2017
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Toshiba spared delisting after finally getting 2016 accounts approved

Auditors have finally signed off Toshiba's fiscal 2016 and Q1 '17 accounts but with a disputed qualification, so Tosh should avoid Tokyo Stock Exchange delisting on that account. Net sales in FY2016 were ¥4.9tn ($44.6bn) with a net loss of ¥966bn ($8.8bn). The first quarter of its fiscal 2017 saw sales of ¥1.14tn ($10.4bn) and …
Chris Mellor, 10 Aug 2017

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

Analysis It's not a good week to be in the disk-drive business as solid-state tech news signals their imminent death – all due to a murderous group formed of Intel/Micron, Samsung, SK Hynix and Toshiba/WDC. How so? There are two disk drive formats – 2.5 and 3.5-inch – and three disk drive manufacturers – Seagate, Toshiba and Western …
Chris Mellor, 10 Aug 2017
Money down the drain

Creditors urge Toshiba to consider bankruptcy – reports

Some Toshiba creditors are thinking the unthinkable, saying the company should seriously consider declaring itself bankrupt. The reason is that Toshiba now has more obligations than cash, and is worth less than it should be, threatening its ability to survive as a going concern. Toshiba has estimated its liabilities are …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 2017
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Toshiba's spat with WDC over chip biz is now a song of strife and ire

Toshiba regained a right to lock WDC (SanDisk) employees from their joint-venture fab in Yokkaichi, Japan, reversing WDC's court-obtained Temporary Restraining Order, which was won earlier this month. Toshiba, in dire need of billions of yen through nuclear power station-building misadventures in the USA, is trying to sell its …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2017
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Western Digital wins California court skirmish against Toshiba

A California court has told Toshiba not to transfer its flash memory joint venture interests to anyone else without advance notice to WDC subsidiary SanDisk, so that the issue is preserved for arbitration. Toshiba is trying to sell its NAND memory business, which owns three individual joint venture (JV) interests with SanDisk …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2017
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WD gets court order: Toshiba can't block access to shared database

Western Digital Corp has won a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing its flash joint-venture partner Toshiba from impeding the shipment of engineering wafers and samples to WD in Milpitas, CA, as well as preventing it from blocking certain Western Dig employees from accessing shared databases. The two parties are in an …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jul 2017

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