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Toshiba to delay chip business sale to next year - Kyodo
February 15, 2017 / 11:21 AM / 10 months ago

Toshiba to delay chip business sale to next year - Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp has decided to delay the sale of shares in its chip business to the next financial year or later, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday, without citing sources.

Reporters raise their hands for a question during a news conference by Toshiba Corp CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa and other senior sompany officials at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The Japanese conglomerate said on Tuesday it would book a $6.3 billion hit to its U.S. nuclear unit and may sell a majority stake in its prized flash-memory chip unit as it scrambles for cash to stay in business.

Previously it had only planned to sell about 20 percent.

Toshiba is the world’s biggest NAND chip producer after Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

Potential buyers include rivals such as SK Hynix Inc, Micron Technology Inc as well as investment fund Bain Capital, according to sources.

Reporting by Junko Fujita; Editing by Alexander Smith

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