June 15, 2017 / 3:15 AM / a month ago

Western Digital expects ruling on injunction request by mid-July - source

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A Western Digital office building under construction is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017.Mike Blake/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp expects a ruling on its request for a court injunction to stop the sale of Toshiba Corp's chip unit by mid-July, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

The California-based firm presented a revised offer for the chip unit that met Toshiba's requests on Wednesday but did not receive a positive response, a separate source said.

Western Digital is concerned about how Toshiba, the Japanese government and other stakeholders are handling the auction's decision-making process, the second source added.

The sources declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the negotiations.

Toshiba declined to comment.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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