Ian King
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 24, 2017
Apple plays kingmaker in Toshiba chip drama with $3 billion plan to back Bain's bid
With the possibility of providing about $3 billion to Bain Capital, Apple Inc. is playing the role of kingmaker in the battle for Toshiba Corp.'s memory chip business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Feb 17, 2017
Toshiba memory-chip unit is alluring target but not an easy sell
Toshiba Corp., seeking to make up for a huge write-down in its nuclear-equipment unit, finally took the drastic step of putting its crown jewel — its chip business — up for sale. Finding a buyer might prove to be even more difficult.


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