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  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's struggling Toshiba Corp has started the process to sell a minority stake in its flash memory chip business worth several billion dollars, and funds Permira and Bain Capital have expressed interest, Kyodo news agency reported. Toshiba is expected to sell 20 to 30 percent of the chip business, Kyodo reported, citing unidentified sources.

  • Toshiba has started the process to sell a minority stake in its profitable flash memory chip business.

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Toshiba Corp has started the process to sell a minority stake in its profitable flash memory chip business, expecting to fetch several billion dollars as it faces a bigger-than-expected writedown for its U.S. nuclear business, Kyodo News reported. European private equity fund Permira and U.S. fund Bain Capital are interested in the bid for what is...

  • BEIJING, Jan 19- Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, China's top state chip manufacturer, revealed plans on Thursday to build a $30 billion memory chip factory as the government seeks to boost local production capacity. The firm is targeting a monthly capacity of 100,000 wafers in phase one of the development which will cost $10 billion and is located in Nanjing.

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  • *May sell 20 pct stake in chip biz for up to $2.7 bln- Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp wants to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business and is considering potential buyers including U.S. partner Western Digital Corp, a source said, as the Japanese group prepares for a multi-billion-dollar writedown. Toshiba, still on the Tokyo Stock Exchange...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp is in talks to sell a minority stake in its flash memory business to U.S. chips business partner Western Digital Corp in a bid to boost its capital base, a source briefed on the discussions said on Wednesday. Toshiba said in a statement earlier that it had been considering various options for its memory business, including a spin-off, but...

  • *Partial chip business stake could fetch $1.77- $2.66 bln- Nikkei. TOKYO, Jan 18- Toshiba Corp is looking to spin off its semiconductor business assets and sell a roughly 20 percent stake in the unit to Western Digital Corp for up to $2.7 billion, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday. The Nikkei said one proposal calls for Toshiba to sell about a fifth in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego- based Qualcomm used its dominant...

  • Toshiba is considering spinning off its semiconductor business and selling a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego- based Qualcomm used its dominant...

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  • President-elect Donald Trump to create more jobs in the United States. Trump has said many times he wants to create jobs in the United States, we highly applaud that, "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd Chairman Morris Chang told an investor conference. Chang said TSMC has created hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States over the last two to...

  • BRIEF-TSMC GUIDES SLIGHTLY LOWER Q1 REVENUE VS Q4, MARGINS. Jan 12- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. *Guides Q1 revenue T $236 billion- T $239 billion.

  • TAIPEI, Jan 11- Taiwan stocks stayed mostly flat on Wednesday as profit-taking outpaced buying with investors bidding their time ahead of earnings results from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co later this week. Caution also prevailed, in line with overseas markets, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's news conference later in the day for any clues...

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  • TAIPEI, Jan 9- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday as investors booked profits after the index rallied in the previous session, and ahead of key trade data and earnings this week. After the market closes, Taiwan will provide its December exports figures, which are expected to show solid year-on-year growth, but likely contract for all of 2016. The Taiwan dollar softened T...

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- A blue-ribbon presidential panel on science recommended on Friday that the United States take steps to defend its dominance of the high-end semiconductor market against a stiff Chinese challenge. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology said the United States needed new tools to ensure China did not replace the...

  • *Q4 operating profit likely $7.8 bln vs $7 bln analyst f'casts. SEOUL, Jan 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its fourth-quarter operating profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest in more than three years, beating expectations on strong memory chip and display sales. The South Korean technology giant said October-December...