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Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • CHIBA, Japan, June 28- Japan's Toshiba Corp is expected to face the wrath of shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday after failing to sign a deal to sell its flash memory chip unit by a self-imposed deadline. But the preferred bidder, a group led by Japanese government investors and including U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital, has not agreed on...

  • *Resubmitted bid will invite Japan govt investors- sources. TOKYO, June 27- Western Digital Corp and U.S. private equity firm KKR& Co LP have resubmitted an offer for Toshiba Corp's flash memory chip unit, in an eleventh hour effort to prevent the conglomerate signing a deal with its preferred bidder. The resubmission adds to uncertainty about whether Toshiba will...

  • *Toshiba aims to sign pact with Japan govt-led group by Wed. TOKYO, June 27- Western Digital Corp said it and U.S. private equity firm KKR& Co LP have resubmitted a bid for Toshiba Corp's prized flash memory chip unit- an eleventh hour effort to prevent Toshiba signing a deal with its preferred bidder. Toshiba is seeking to sign a definitive agreement with a group led by...

  • TOKYO, June 27- Western Digital Corp said it and private equity firm KKR& Co LP had resubmitted a bid for Toshiba Corp's prized flash memory chip unit. As part of the bid, Western Digital will provide debt financing to facilitate a sale, the U.S. firm said in a brief statement. Toshiba is seeking to sign a definitive agreement with its preferred bidder- a group led by the...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Western Digital Corp has told Toshiba Corp that it will not agree to a sale of the Japanese conglomerate's prized memory chip unit to a preferred bidding consortium that includes rival chipmaker SK Hynix Inc.. The tensions come amid uncertainty over whether Toshiba can sign as planned a definitive agreement with its preferred bidder- a group led...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Western Digital Corp has told Toshiba Corp that it will not agree to a sale of the Japanese conglomerate's prized memory chip unit to a preferred bidding consortium that includes rival chipmaker SK Hynix Inc.. "I must make it clear that Western Digital will not consent to a transaction with the proposed consortium," CEO Stephen Milligan said in a...

  • People walk past Qualcomm's stand during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2016.

    Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs shares some of his management advice with CNBC.

  • TOKYO, June 22- A hastily-assembled group of investors looks set to win the bid for Toshiba Corp's prized memory chip business, but a lack of clear leadership or industry clout is raising questions about who will take tough decisions about strategy and investment. After a fiercely contested, months-long auction, Toshiba on Wednesday said a consortium of...

  • Bain Capital plans to be the biggest investor in Toshiba's chip unit, as part of a consortium that also includes Japan government investors.

  • AMSTERDAM, June 21- ASML, one of the world's largest equipment suppliers to computer chipmakers, will team up with a public Chinese research consortium to open an education center in Shanghai, it said on Wednesday. ASML and the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center plan to equip an existing clean room in Shanghai with ASML equipment to...

  • AMSTERDAM, June 21- ASML, one of the world's largest equipment suppliers to computer chipmakers, will team up with a public Chinese research consortium to open an education centre in Shanghai, it said on Wednesday. ASML and the Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center plan to equip an existing clean room in Shanghai with ASML equipment to...

  • *Consortium includes Japan state-backed fund, Bain. TOKYO, June 21- Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday its board has chosen a Japanese government-led consortium as the preferred bidder for the conglomerate's prized flash memory chip business. The group consists of a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the Development Bank of Japan, as well as...

  • TOKYO, June 21- Toshiba Corp said its board has chosen a Japanese government-led consortium as the preferred bidder for the conglomerate's prized flash memory chip business. The group consists of a state-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the Development Bank of Japan, as well as U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital. Toshiba said it wants to reach...

  • *DRAM, NAND supply shortage to persist throughout 2017. SEOUL, June 21- Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply. While heavyweights such as Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd- which is also the world's top...

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The three-country group has been fighting to counter a 2.2 trillion yen offer from U.S. chipmaker Broadcom and its partner, U.S....

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The three-country group has been fighting to counter a 2.2 trillion yen from U.S. chipmaker Broadcom and its partner, U.S. private...

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The group includes the state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the government's Development Bank of Japan, and U.S....

  • TOKYO, June 20- Embattled Toshiba Corp will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and funds to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor business, public broadcaster NHK said on Tuesday. The group includes the state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan, the government's Development Bank of Japan, and U.S. private...

  • *Solid global demand expected to support Japan's economy. TOKYO, June 19- Japan's exports surged in May by the fastest in more than two years on higher shipments of cars and steel, an encouraging sign that robust global demand will help keep the country's modest economic recovery on track. "The main scenario is Japan's exports will continue to recover," said Shuji...

  • *External demand expected to support Japan's economy. TOKYO, June 19- Japan's exports surged in May by the fastest in more than two years on bigger shipments of cars and steel, an encouraging sign that robust overseas demand will support economic growth. "The main scenario is Japan's exports will continue to recover," said Shuji Tonouchi, senior market economist at...