Toshiba memory acquisition under the basic lock Western Digital and Broadcom two camps

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According to Japan's Kyodo News reported on June 7, Toshiba is promoting the semiconductor subsidiary "Toshiba memory" (located in Tokyo) to sell the negotiations have been selected under the two candidates, namely the joint venture US Western Digital (Western Digital) and financial strength Strong US semiconductor giant Broadcom, in fact, will form a one-on-one competition. Western Digital had previously demonstrated the idea of ​​building a new plant in the Sangxian four-day city plant, co-operating with Toshiba, and made a substantial concession to the acquisition plan. 28 on the date of the negotiations will usher in the last minute.

Western Digital today issued a statement by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Milligan. Which said "will continue to invest effectively to improve R & D and manufacturing capabilities," said the factory's Western Digital side of about 700 technical staff will continue to hire. The new plant will be built on the basis of the six plants in the current operation and construction.

Western Digital focuses on how to deal with the contradiction between the semiconductor business and Toshiba sharpening, but now it will give up the dominance of Toshiba memory and so on. On its exploration and industrial innovation institutions, Japan policy investment banks set up "Japan-US Commonwealth" can achieve will be the focus.


In addition to financial strength, Broadcom is different from Western Digital's advantage lies in not having to take into account the "anti-monopoly law" on the issue, has been affirmed. However, there is doubt as to whether the idea of ​​maintaining employment and equipment is uncertain and whether it is possible to obtain an economic and industrial province as a national policy to protect the semiconductor.

Toshiba memory acquisition under the basic lock Western Digital and Broadcom two camps

Hon Hai Precision Industry and South Korea SK Hynix strive to save the disadvantage. The United States Apple, Amazon and other companies are expected to join Hon Hai's acquisition, but out of concern for the technology leaked by the province did not change the negative attitude.

In addition, there are industrial innovation agencies and a number of Japanese companies jointly funded the acquisition of Toshiba memory program. However, according to legend, one of the sponsors of Fujitsu president Tanaka also on the 6th in the operating policy briefing on the negative attitude of the acquisition. He said, "is concerned about the trend", also said "do not think to (Fujitsu) shareholders to make a reasonable explanation."