Archive for «April, 2018»

Toshiba: 10TB N300 NAS and X300 Performance Internal HDDs, and 2TB L200 Laptop and 3TB P300 Desktop HDDs
Including color labeling for each HDD: N300 in gold NAS label, X300 in silver performance label, and both P300 and L200 in red desktop/laptop PC label
2018.04.25 | Press Release
Hong Kong Activist Argyle Street Management Says Toshiba NAND Chip Unit Worth $40 Billion
Twice price agreed with Bain-led consortium
2018.04.09 | In Brief
Toshiba Entered Into Share Purchase Agreement for Sale of All Shares of Toshiba Memory Corporation
Intends to close transaction by end of March, 2018.
2018.03.27 | Press Release
Western Digital to Invest $4.68 Billion in Joint Venture With Toshiba
Over next three years in NAND memory chip plants
2018.03.14 | In Brief
Toshiba Expects to Complete NAND Chip Unit Sale by June
Awaiting antitrust regulatory approval from China
2018.03.09 | In Brief
Toshiba Assigned Seven Patents
Magnetic disk device and high-frequency assist recording, disk, controller and control, disk and manufacturing, spiral write launch while servoing on reference guide spirals, magnetic disk, low-overhead storage of hibernation file in hybrid disk drive
2018.02.14 | In Brief
Toshiba Sampling 2.5-Inch Enterprise 12Gb SAS HDD Up to 2.4TB
Rotating at 10,500rpm
2017.12.21 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Toshiba Memory Corporation Plans New 7th NAND Flash Facility
In Kitakami, Iwate prefecture, Japan
2017.12.21 | Press Release
Toshiba and Samsung Get Win in Price-Fixing Case
On optical disc drives
2017.12.21 | In Brief
Toshiba and Western Digital Settle Nasty NAND Flash Memory Chip Feud
Bain consortium can now proceed with $17.7 billion purchase.
2017.12.18 | In Brief
Toshiba and Western Digital Reach Global Settlement
Including participation in future rounds of investment in Fab 6, under construction at Yokkaichi, Japan
2017.12.13 | Press Release
Toshiba and Western Digital Settle Spat Over NAND Chip Deal
US company receives guaranteed supply of next-gen memories.
2017.12.12 | In Brief
Toshiba Following Western Digital/HGST With 14TB 3.5-Inch HDD
9 disks, helium based, 6Gb SATA, 7,200rpm, CMR and not SMR
2017.12.11 | Press Release | [with our comments]
Toshiba NAND Chip Unit Sale to Bain not Necessary
Said Hong Kong hedge fund Argyle Street Management.
2017.12.11 | In Brief
Toshiba, Western Digital Aiming to Settle NAND Chip Dispute
Next week
2017.12.08 | In Brief
Toshiba 10TB 3.5-Inch HDD for NAS
2017.12.06 | Press Release
Toshiba to Map Out Endgame of Western Digital Feud
Future fate of Toshiba Memory shares remains major sticking point.
2017.12.06 | In Brief
Toshiba Near Resolution to Dispute With Western Digital
In exchange for extension of JV agreements
2017.12.04 | Press Release
Toshiba’s Chip-Making Bedfellows Are Complicated Group
Bain, Apple, Dell, Kingston and Seagate joined with SK Hynix and Hoya and others to bid
2017.12.04 | In Brief
Japan Court Hears Toshiba, Western Digital Fight On
Japanese company's lawyers demanded $1.1 billion in damages.
2017.11.29 | Press Release
No Agreement Following Toshiba’s Talk With Western Digital
Failed to resolve dispute.
2017.11.22 | In Brief
Toshiba not Considering Separate Investment in NAND Chip Unit by Bain Group
Cash-strapped conglomerate was considering capital increase for subsidiary Toshiba Memory.
2017.11.17 | In Brief
Deal Between Western Digital and Toshiba is Near
Two companies striving to reach agreement by end of this month
2017.11.16 | In Brief
Toshiba to Increase FY17 Investment in Flash From ¥400 Billion to ¥600 Billion
Asking SanDisk to collaborate
2017.11.09 | Press Release
HP Settles With NEC, Toshiba, Samsung in Multidistrict Antitrust Litigation
Companies conspired to fix prices for optical disc drives.
2017.11.02 | In Brief
Seagate Pledges Not to Buy Stake in Toshiba NAND Chip Unit for 10 Years
Bain document
2017.10.27 | In Brief
Toshiba Reportedly Suspends NAND Flash Production in Japan – Digitimes …
For few weeks due to ransomware attacks on computer network
2017.10.17 | In Brief
… Toshiba Denied – DRAMeXchange
Analysts maintain 4Q17 NAND flash market outlook.
2017.10.17 | Press Release
Toshiba Discussing Joint Investment With Western Digital
In NAND chip business
2017.10.16 | In Brief
Toshiba Assigned Five Patents
Disk device and method of manufacturing, write reordering in hybrid disk drive, magnetic disk and data recording, disk drive and position correction, disk device and control method
2017.10.16 | In Brief
WD: NAND Flash Produced Through JVs With Toshiba Utilizes SanDisk Patents
SanDisk has 4,000 U.S. flash-related patents, twice more than Toshiba Memory Corp.
2017.10.11 | Press Release
Deutsche Bank Downgrades Western Digital on Toshiba, NAND Concerns
Lowers price target from $105 to $80.
2017.10.06 | In Brief
Bain Files for China Antitrust Approval on Toshiba NAND Chips Deal
Presence of SK Hynix from South Korea could delay process.
2017.10.06 | In Brief
Immediate Discord on Toshiba Sale of NAND Chip Unit
Tokyo news conference cancelled
2017.10.03 | In Brief
10TB HDD, Record for Toshiba
6Gb SATA MG06 series in 3.5-inch form factor
2017.10.02 | Press Release
Apple Reaches Final Terms for Bain’s Toshiba Chip Bid
According to Bloomberg Technology
2017.09.29 | In Brief
Toshiba Signs $17.7 Billion Deal With Bain-Apple Group
To sell NAND chip unit
2017.09.28 | In Brief
Toshiba Approves Sale of Chip Unit – Trendfocus
But when will this soap opera end?
2017.09.26 | Press Release
Western Digital Comments on Toshiba’s Decision to Move Forward With SK Hynix-Led Consortium
Final ruling may not come until 2019.
2017.09.26 | Press Release
Western Digital to Seek Injunction to Block Toshiba’s $18 Billion NAND Chip Unit
Apple had yet to agree to key terms.
2017.09.26 | In Brief
Toshiba Decided to Sell NAND Chip Business to Bain Capital
For approximately $18 million, but WD will react.
2017.09.21 | Press Release
Western Digital’s SanDisk Subsidiaries Initiate New Arbitration Proceedings Vs. Toshiba
At ICC International Court of Arbitration
2017.09.21 | Press Release
Toshiba Flips Back Towards Western Digital Group
For NAND chip unit sale
2017.09.20 | In Brief
Toshiba Decides on Bain-Apple Group in NAND Chip Business Sale
Final agreement yet to be reached and opposition to deal remains
2017.09.20 | In Brief
Toshiba Said to Aim for Chip Deal With Bain by September 20
Western Digital has to make last-minute move to purchase Japanese business.
2017.09.19 | In Brief
Toshiba and Bain Capital Intent to Negotiate Mutually Satisfactory Definitive Agreement
For sale of NAND chip business by end of September, group also including Apple, Seagate and Dell
2017.09.13 | Press Release
Western Digital Comments on Toshiba’s Statement Regarding NAND Flash-Memory Joint Ventures
US company not happy at all
2017.09.13 | Press Release
Toshiba Said Acquisition of NAND Chip Business by Group Centered on Western Digital Not True
It was revealed by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
2017.09.13 | Press Release
Toshiba Still in Talks Over NAND Chip Unit Sale
One day before deadline
2017.09.13 | In Brief
Troubled Toshiba Suffering Bad Case of Brain Drain
Much of talent company's future rests on is heading out door.
2017.09.12 | In Brief