Western Digital close to SanDisk acquisition

Western Digital logoIt looks like last week's reports of a possible acquisition of Sandisk by Western Digital were close to reality, with an official announcement to be a matter of days, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Bloomberg says that memory chipmaker SanDisk is "in advanced talks" to sell itself to hard disk drive maker Western Digital.

Last week's report claimed that SanDisk had selected an investment bank to organize the disposal of its assets with Micron Technology, Western Digital, and Tsinghua Unigroup showing an interest in the sale.

Any deal with SanDisk will require a sign off from Toshiba. SanDisk uses Toshiba's foundries to make its chips and the two have an important intellectual property-sharing joint venture.

Samsung, the world's largest memory maker, was also cited as a potential candidate for the buyout, although the the company was said to have already reached the conclusion that such a deal would not generate profits.

Samsung accounts for around 40 percent of the solid state drive (SSD) market, and it is in an advantageous position in terms of productivity and product performance, owing to its use of 3D NAND and triple-level cell (TLC) technology.

Samsung had previously tried to buy Sandisk without success.

Source: CDRinfo

Tags: SanDisk, Western Digital

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (16)