Toshiba reportedly to sell stake in Taiwan backend houses

JapanDigi Times — Toshiba reportedly plans to sell all or a portion of its shares in Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI) and Walton Advanced Engineering, according to recent reports from Taiwan’s media outlets. Toshiba will dispose of the shares totaling 49,298,408 units it holds in Walton, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report. Toshiba currently holds a 9.8% stake in the company.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160308PB200.html

Toshiba to offload chip business in wake of accounting scandal

JapanIT News — Toshiba plans to sell part of its chip business as it aims to recover from a US$1.3 billion (A$1.86 billion) accounting scandal, according to sources. The electronics conglomerate has started accepting bids, with early interest shown by the Development Bank of Japan, said the sources, who declined to be identified because they are not authorised to talk to the media.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/toshiba-to-offload-chip-business-in-wake-of-accounting-scandal-414049

Toshiba to book record loss, cut 7000 jobs

JapanIT News — Toshiba will book a record net loss this year and cut around 5 percent of its workforce as the sprawling conglomerate, reeling from a US$1.3 billion accounting scandal, focuses on chips and nuclear energy. But analysts question whether streamlining can return the 140-year-old Japanese bulwark to dominance considering falling profit margins in the chip industry and a nuclear phase-out in developed countries since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/toshiba-to-book-record-loss-cut-7000-jobs-413204

Toshiba to cut up to 7,000 jobs: Nikkei

JapanTimes of India — Toshiba Corp is looking to cut up to 7,000 jobs, as it looks to streamline operations in the wake of an accounting scandal, the Nikkei business daily reported. Most of the 6,000-7,000 job cuts will be in the company’s lifestyle segment, which includes consumer appliances, the newspaper said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Toshiba-to-cut-up-to-7000-jobs-Nikkei/articleshow/50181103.cms

Sony and Toshiba sign definitive agreements for transfer of semiconductor fabrication facilities

JapanDigi Times — Based on the memorandum of understanding entered into between Sony and Toshiba on October 28, 2015, the parties have signed definitive agreements to transfer to Sony and to Sony Semiconductor (SCK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony, certain Toshiba-owned semiconductor fabrication facilities, equipment and related assets in its Oita Operations facility, as well as other related equipment and assets owned by Toshiba, according to the companies.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20151206PD204.html

Toshiba, Fujitsu considering PC units merger: Sources

JapanTimes of India — TOKYO: Toshiba Corp and Fujitsu Ltd are considering a merger of their personal computer businesses, two people familiar with the matter said, as the companies look to shed struggling units to overhaul their operations. The Japanese electronics firms are in the early stages of exploring a combination and it is unclear whether a deal will be reached, said the people, who declined to be named because the discussions remained confidential.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Toshiba-Fujitsu-considering-PC-units-merger-Sources/articleshow/50038835.cms

Toshiba to face $57 million fine: Nikkei

JapanTimes of India — TOKYO: Japan’s securities watchdog is likely to recommend Toshiba be fined about 7 billion yen ($57 million), a source familiar with the matter said, in what would be a record in the country for accounting-related violations. The recommended fine would exceed the previous record of 1.6 billion yen paid by industrial conglomerate IHI Corp in 2008. But critics have said the amount is still light compared with what could be levied by US regulators in a similar case.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Toshiba-to-face-57-million-fine-Nikkei/articleshow/49831032.cms

Toshiba to sell image sensor business to Sony

JapanToshiba will sell its image sensor manufacturing plant in Oita, southern Japan, to Sony by the end of the fiscal year through March and pull out of the sensor business, the company said in a joint statement. Sony will take on the sensor business’ 1,100 workers, the two companies said. The deal was worth around 20 billion yen ($166.15 million), according to a company source familiar with the matter. The source requested anonymity because the companies did not disclose it publicly.

Toshiba, SanDisk reportedly among takeover targets of Tsinghua

ChinaDigi Times — Industry sources have suggested that SanDisk and Toshiba, which jointly develop NAND flash technology, are both being targeted for acquisition by China’s state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup. Unisplendor, a unit of Tsinghua Unigroup, has reached a deal to acquire an about 15% stake in storage company Western Digital. The achievement is actually part of China’s ambitions to establish a homegrown industry covering storage devices, DRAM and NAND flash memory, the sources disclosed.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20151007PD209.html

Toshiba may lay off TV and PC unit workers

JapanTimes of India — Toshiba Corp may lay off staff in its underperforming home appliances, TV and PC businesses and seek a partner for its nuclear operations to overhaul the company after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, its chief executive said. “The latest accounting problems might have been driven by the fact that some of our businesses have lost earnings power. We must urgently take action in these businesses,” chief executive Masashi Muromachi told a roundtable of reporters.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Toshiba-may-lay-off-TV-and-PC-unit-workers/articleshow/49183459.cms

Toshiba reports $457m loss in wake of accounting scandal

JapanIT News — Toshiba booked a full-year net loss of ¥37.8 billion (A$457 million) as it pledged to improve governance with a revamped board of directors, raising hopes it is finally moving beyond an A$1.7 billion accounting scandal. The submission of its books, twice postponed due to its accounting woes, helped to allay concerns among some investors that the laptops-to-nuclear power conglomerate risked a delisting if it had missed its latest filing deadline.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/toshiba-reports-457m-loss-in-wake-of-accounting-scandal-408958

InnoDisk, Supermicro and Toshiba team up for SSD cloud storage

TaiwanTaiwan-based InnoDisk, which develops and manufactures industrial-class storage products, has disclosed the company is partnering with NAND flash chip vendor Toshiba and Super Micro Computer (Supermicro), a specialist in application-optimized servers, workstations, blades, storage and GPU systems, to provide SSD solutions for data centers and cloud computing. A joint venture between the companies, named AccelStor, has been formed to provide SSD solutions targeted at customers in the financial sector and telecom carriers, according to InnoDisk.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150618PD209.html

Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

JapanIn 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later in 2015, IC Insights has forecast that Toshiba will be the lone Japan-based company left in the top-10 ranking. Japan-based semiconductor manufacturers wielded their greatest influence on the global stage and held six of the top 10 positions in 1990, IC Insights said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150420PR203.html

Toshiba Corporation, United Technologies to set up engineering centres in India

JapanNEW DELHI: Toshiba Corporation and United Technologies Corporation have announced plans to establish engineering centres in India, North America and Europe to support global innovation for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) products.  “This cooperation is the first to result from the companies’ recent agreement to further strengthen their strategic collaboration through their joint venture Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC),” Toshiba said in a statement.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/toshiba-corporation-united-technologies-to-set-up-engineering-centres-in-india/articleshow/46736201.cms

SK hynix, Toshiba to jointly develop chip tech

JapanSK hynix agreed with Toshiba of Japan to jointly develop nano imprint lithography (NIL) technologies, the company announced Thursday. “SK hynix has entered into an agreement with Toshiba on joint development of NIL. Engineers from the two firms will start development of core technologies for the process at Toshiba’s complex in Yokohama, Japan,” said SK spokeswoman Park Seong-ae in a statement.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/02/133_173076.html

Toshiba, Einfochips to develop chips for Google’s Ara modules

JapanAHMEDABAD: Techno major Toshiba in collaboration with Gujarat-based Einfochips will provide chips for Google’s revolutionary modular smartphone project, ‘Ara’, a senior company executive said here today.  “Google is designing modular smartphones in which different modules can be assembled as one smart-phone,” said senior vice president and chief technology officer, Toshiba, USA, Shardul Kazi.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/toshiba-einfochips-to-develop-chips-for-googles-ara-modules/articleshow/46123628.cms

Toshiba reorganization to strengthen IoT-related business

JapanToshiba has announced that the company will consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions Company on April 1. The move will allow the company to promote the business that exploits the Internet of Things (IoT). Toshiba’s current Corporate Information Systems Division, Corporate Software Engineering Center, and part of Toshiba Solutions’ system integration business, will be merged into the Cloud & Solutions Company, and Toshiba IS Corporation.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150122PR205.html

Toshiba reportedly in talks with Nanya to form strategic alliance

Toshiba has approached Nanya Technology to discuss about a potential partnership, and proposed a US$1 billion offer to invest in the Taiwan-based company, according to industry sources. Alternatively, Toshiba may end up buying US$1 billion worth of production equipment for Nanya and outsouce production to the Taiwan-based DRAM maker, the sources said.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20141231PD200.html

Toshiba in pact with UTC to strengthen strategic collaboration

NEW YORK: Toshiba Corp has entered into a pact with United Technologies Corp (UTC) to strengthen strategic collaboration through their joint venture, Toshiba Carrier Corp (TCC).  “The agreement outlines the next stage of cooperation between Toshiba and UTC in the field of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions through TCC,” Toshiba said in a statement today.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/toshiba-in-pact-with-utc-to-strengthen-strategic-collaboration/articleshow/44877325.cms

Toshiba to invest US$1 billion in SEA over the next five years

Toshiba Corporation announced in September this year of its business expansion strategy for the Southeast Asia region, which includes investing US$1 billion in the region over the next five years, and doubling its current sales to US$7 billion. Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Hisao Tanaka, the President and CEO of Toshiba, elaborated on the infrastructure technologies and know-how that Toshiba proposes to deploy in SEA in support of building a better and secure future.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/toshiba-to-invest-us1-billion-in-sea-over-the-next-five-years/

Toshiba’s PC restructuring to favor Asustek

TAIPEI–A recent decision by Japan’s Toshiba Corp. to exit certain consumer laptop markets is likely to benefit Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) because of their similar product positions, according to brokerage Morgan Stanley. Following Sony’s disposal of its Viao PC business and Samsung’s scaling down of its notebook business, Toshiba announced on Sept. 18 that it would accelerate its PC business restructuring and withdraw from certain consumer markets.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/09/23/417824/Toshibas-PC.htm

Toshiba Flaunts New Thinner Chromebooks , Windows Tablet

Japanese electronics and engineering conglomerate Toshiba has announced a number of new Chromebook models, as well as a new 7-inch Windows tablet set to hit retailers in the fall. The gadgets Toshiba will push out its doors include the Toshiba Chromebook 2, a second-generation laptop computer running on Google’s Chrome operating system designed mainly to surf the web. The laptop will retail for US$250.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/8804/20140904/toshiba-flaunts-new-thinner-chromebooks-windows-tablet.htm

Toshiba Joins the Wearable Tech Race

Toshiba’s take on wearable technology offers no global positioning system, heart rate sensor, or an LED or LCD display to tell a user what’s happening. The only sensor the smart band has is an accelerometer. Toshiba’s smartwatch is dropping everything unnecessary for it to do its basic job, which is to monitor the wearer’s activities and send information to a paired mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet. This data can be inspected and analyzed at a later time.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/6726/20140814/toshiba-joins-wearable-tech-race.htm

Toshiba, SanDisk to mass produce high-power ‘3D’ memory

TOKYO: Japan’s Toshiba is teaming up with US chip giant SanDisk to produce a “3D” memory chip they hope will allow users to save up to 50 hours of ultra-high definition video. In a deal worth a reported 500 billion yen ($4.84 billion) the companies will build a factory to make flash memory consisting of several layers of semiconductors stacked together to give as much as a terabyte — 1,000 gigabytes — of storage. That is around 16 times bigger than the largest 64-gigabyte Toshiba memory currently available in smart phones and tablet devices.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/toshiba-sandisk-to-mass/1105076.html

Memory suppliers push NAND flash sales bundled with DRAM chips

Some memory device suppliers are pushing sales of NAND flash chips bundled with DRAM chips in order to help ease the oversupply of NAND flash products in the market, according to market sources. Prices of NAND flash chips have continued to slip since the beginning of 2014 due largely to capacity ramps by major players including Samsung, Toshiba and SanDisk, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140411PD202.html

Toshiba and NTT Com Announce Global Cloud Alliance

Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502), a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a data, cloud and international communications leader within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced on February 27 a multifaceted alliance under which Toshiba’s data-center and cloud-computing services will be provided to global customers by NTT Com’s Enterprise Cloud, a self-manageable, full-layer virtual private cloud, and data centers. Services will be provided in North America and Asia from April, and then expanded to Europe thereafter.

http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/26/6193042/toshiba-and-ntt-com-announce-global.html