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  • By Makiko Yamazaki and Reiji Murai. TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese smartphone parts maker TDK Corp expects to win more orders next year from a major North American customer whose high-end phones are set to carry improved features, its chief executive said, in a reference to Apple Inc and its iPhones. TDK forecasts sales of smartphone-related components to grow to over 300...

  • Nov 24- HP Inc, which houses former Hewlett-Packard Co's legacy printer and PC business, cut its full-year adjusted profit forecast, hurt by weak PC and printer sales. HP Inc said it now expected an adjusted profit of $1.59- $1.69 per share for 2016, compared with its previous forecast $1.67- $1.77 per share. The results are the last for Hewlett-Packard, the tech...

  • *Close eye on any shift from Turnbull at Paris summit. SYDNEY, Nov 25- Soaring electricity prices, high solar panel uptake and plenty of sunshine are pushing Australia to the forefront of a solar battery storage revolution driven by Silicon Valley firms like Tesla Motors Inc and Enphase. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will face intense scrutiny at the upcoming...

  • UPDATE 1-Western Digital to buy SanDisk in $19 bln deal Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

    Oct 21- Hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp said it would buy memory chip maker SanDisk Corp for about $19 billion, the latest in a wave of consolidation in the chip-making industry. The cash-and-stock offer values SanDisk at $86.50 per share, or a total equity value of about $19 billion, using a five-day volume weighted average price ending on Oct. 20 of...

  • Western Digital to buy SanDisk in $19 bln deal Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    Oct 21- Hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp said it would buy memory chip maker SanDisk Corp in a deal valued at about $19 billion, the latest in a wave of consolidation in the chip-making industry.

  • Western Digital in talks to acquire SanDisk: Sources Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Sandisk

    Hard disk drive maker Western Digital is in advanced talks to acquire memory chipmaker SanDisk, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Oct 19- Hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp is in advanced talks to acquire memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, as a frenzy of dealmaking in the semiconductor sector continued. Western Digital has so far prevailed over other suitors for SanDisk, which has a market capitalization of $14.6 billion, the people said.

  • Oct 19- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp is in advanced talks to sell itself to hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Shares of SanDisk, which has a market capital of about $14.30 billion, rose 8.4 percent in extended trading on Monday. Bloomberg reported on Oct. 13 that besides Western Digital, Micron Technology Inc was also in...

  • Oct 19- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp is in advanced talks to sell itself to hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

  • Oct 14- Toshiba, SanDisk's partner in making memory chips, is more likely to sign off on a potential takeover of SanDisk by hard drive maker Western Digital than by rival memory chip maker Micron, analysts said. Micron Technology Inc and Western Digital Corp are in talks with SanDisk Corp about a possible acquisition, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

  • Dell-EMC merger is 'purely strategic': Analyst Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Dell-EMC merger is 'purely strategic': Analyst

    The acquisition of data storage company EMC will help Dell to stay relevant, says Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services.

  • Dell to buy EMC in deal worth $67 billion Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    "We're creating an unbelievable powerhouse of an enterprise company," Michael Dell tells CNBC.

  • UPDATE 1-Amazon rolls out new services for cloud Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Oct 7- Amazon.com Inc's cloud business, Amazon Web Services, has launched a service to help companies analyse their data and a briefcase-like product that will let them ship large amounts of data for storage on the cloud. The service is now available for preview, Andy Jassy, AWS's senior vice president, said at an AWS event in Las Vegas. For a standard edition of...

  • Data storage company Pure storage falls in debut Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    Oct 7- Shares of data storage company Pure Storage Inc fell as much as 2.6 percent to $16.55 in their market debut on Wednesday, valuing the company at about $2.65 billion. Pure Storage's shares opened at $16.74 and stayed just shy of its initial public offering price of $17. Pure Storage is a memory storage company that offers flash memory, rather than disk memory...

  • *To buy Western Digital new shares at $92.50 each. Sept 30- China's Tsinghua Holdings Co Ltd plans to buy a 15 percent stake in U.S. data storage company Western Digital Corp, the latest push by the state-backed company to access U.S. technology. Tsinghua-owned Unisplendour Corp Ltd will invest $3.78 billion in Western Digital and get the right to nominate one...

  • UPDATE 1-Pure Storage IPO to price in $16-$18/shr range Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 7:29 AM ET

    Sept 24- Data storage company Pure Storage Inc said its initial public offering was expected to be priced between $16 and $18 per class A share, valuing the company at $3.33 billion at the top end of the range. It competes with larger, established rivals such as EMC Corp and NetApp Inc.. The company's customers include Lamar Advertising Co, Shutterfly Inc, Intuit Inc...

  • Pure Storage IPO to price in $16-$18/shr range Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 6:40 AM ET

    Sept 24- Data storage company Pure Storage Inc said its initial public offering was expected to be priced in the range of $16- $18 per class A share, valuing the company at $3.33 billion at the top end of the range. The company is selling 25 mln shares in the IPO and expects to raise up to $450 million. It competes with larger, established rivals such as EMC Corp and NetApp...

  • *Poland, Britain have shown support. LUXEMBOURG, Sept 23- Creating European hubs to capture and store carbon dioxide would be the cheapest route to low-carbon energy and the only way for some industries to cut their emissions, industry and government officials say. Carbon capture and storage technology has failed so far in Europe to draw enough investment.

  • Sept 16- Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co rose as much as 5 percent on Wednesday as investors cheered plans for the company's soon-to-be separated but struggling PC and printer business to return more capital to shareholders than many had expected. HP Inc, which will house the PC and printer business when HP is split up on Nov. 1, is expected to generate free cash flow...

  • Seagate Technology to cut 1,050 jobs worldwide Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A woman walks past Seagate Technology signage outside the company's headquarters in Scotts Valley, California.

    Hard-disk maker Seagate Technology said it planned to cut 1,050 jobs, or 2 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring program.