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Western Digital goes arbitration way over sale of Toshiba unit

Potentially derailing a much-needed capital injection for the Japanese conglomerate

Makiko Yamazaki  |  Tokyo 

Western Digital has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba from selling its chips arm without its consent, potentially derailing a much-needed capital injection for the Japanese conglomerate. The two companies jointly operate Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant but Western Digital is not a favoured bidder for the world’s second biggest NAND chip producer, having put in a much lower offer than other suitors, a source with knowledge of the matter has said. A legal battle could delay or put an end to an auction that could fetch some $18 billion and ...

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 23:55 IST
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