Apple, Google, Amazon Enter Race to Buy Toshiba NAND Flash Unit

Apple, Amazon, and Google are actively engaged in the bidding war to acquire Toshiba’s NAND memory unit, according to a report by Yomiuri Shimbun Daily on Saturday (via Korean Herald).

According to the Japanese newspaper, there are now 10 bidders looking to buy Toshiba’s lucrative semiconductor operation, which accounts for 20 percent of the NAND market. Nikkei reported on Friday that U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake and U.S. chipmaker Broadcom offered Toshiba about 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) for the unit. Other bidders include frontrunner and world’s largest NAND flash maker, Western Digital, with Apple suppliers Foxconn and TSMC having been…
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