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  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown, adding that its overseas nuclear division- the cause of its woes- was now under review. The drastic measures are set to be just some of the tough choices the Japanese conglomerate will have to take...

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown, adding that its overseas nuclear division- the cause of its woes- was now under review. The drastic measures are set to be just some of the tough choices the Japanese conglomerate will have to take...

  • SEOUL, Jan 27- The global memory chip industry is heading into what's been dubbed an ultra-super-cycle, as the challenge of making chips smaller yet more efficient has created supply bottlenecks, while there is soaring demand for data storage- from smartphones and artificial intelligence to autonomous driving and the Internet of Things.

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp is currently looking to sell less than 20 percent of its memory chip business as it looks to raise capital to offset an upcoming multi-billion dollar charge, but may eventually list it, executives said on Friday. Toshiba Chief Executive Officer Satoshi Tsunakawa said he will do all he can to ensure the company doesn't fall into negative...

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp's board on Friday approved plans to make its core memory chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it, aiming to avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown for its U.S. nuclear business. Toshiba is looking to sell roughly 20 percent for more than 200 billion yen and potential investors...

  • Toshiba's board on Friday approved plans to make its core memory chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it.

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp's board on Friday approved plans to make its core memory chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it, aiming to avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown for its U.S. nuclear business. Toshiba is looking to sell roughly 20 percent for more than 200 billion yen and potential investors...

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp's board on Friday approved plans to make its core chip business a separate company and seek outside investment in it, aiming to avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown for its U.S. nuclear business. Toshiba estimates the value of its chip business- the world's biggest NAND flash memory producer after...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Jan 26- Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics posted in-line 2016 results on Thursday, driven by solid phone and car part sales and improved factory utilisation, while setting out a plan to boost plant capacity that could fuel revenue later in 2017.. Europe's third largest semiconductor company said it had won a deal with an unnamed...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Jan 26- Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics posted in-line 2016 results on Thursday, driven by solid phone and car part sales and improved factory utilization, while setting out a plan to boost plant capacity that could fuel revenue later in 2017.. Europe's third largest semiconductor company said it had won a contract with an...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Jan 26- STMicroelectronics, Europe's third largest semiconductor maker, on Thursday posted solid, in-line results for the final quarter of 2016, driven by phone, automotive and industrial sales and improved factory utilisation. STM reported fourth-quarter net revenue of $1.86 billion, an 11.5 percent increase from the last quarter of 2015...

  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Apple Inc have sued Qualcomm accusing it of resorting to "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain a monopoly over chips used in smartphones. Apple also filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in Beijing on Wednesday, alleging that the chip supplier abused its clout and is seeking 1 billion yuan in damages. "Apple's attack on...

  • Qualcomm also forecast current-quarter adjusted profit of $1.15- $1.25 per share and revenue of $5.5 billion- $6.3 billion. South Korea's antitrust regulator, The Korea Fair Trade Commission, fined Qualcomm 1.03 trillion won in December for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both...

  • Net income attributable to the company more than halved to $682 million, or 46 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Dec. 25, from $1.50 billion, or 99 cents per share, a year earlier. The quarter included a $868 million charge related to the Korea Free Trade Commission investigation, the company said on Wednesday. South Korea's antitrust regulator, The Korea...

  • *Toshiba will disclose size of writedown on Feb. 14. TOKYO, Jan 24- Toshiba Corp's board will meet on Friday to approve plans to make its chip business a separate company and hopes to raise more than 200 billion yen by selling a 20 percent stake in it, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Toshiba estimates the value of its chip business- the world's...

  • Q4 was fantastic quarter for Samsung: Analyst

    Mark Newman, MD at Bernstein, says that even though the first quarter of this year will be a weak one for Samsung, full year performance will be much better.

  • This analyst is neutral on Samsung

    Mehdi Hosseini at Susquehanna Financial Group says that Samsung valuation is looking rich.

  • SEOUL, Jan 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said fourth-quarter operating profit jumped 50 percent to its highest in over three years, as record earnings in its chips business masked the negative impact of its failed Note 7 phones. The world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips said October-December operating profit was 9.22 trillion won,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said fourth-quarter operating profit jumped 50 percent, matching its earlier guidance, as record earnings in its chips business masked the negative impact of its failed Note 7 phones. The world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips said October-December operating profit was 9.22 trillion won,...

  • What caused those Samsung Note S7 problems [Please do not upload, needs to be patched]

    Manoj Menon, MD at Frost & Sullivan, says that difficulty in pinpointing the root cause of Samsung's Note S7 problems is understandable.