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[MR] Toshiba semiconductor rejects Foxconn's $27B bid

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https://www.macrumors.com/2017/04/12/toshiba-reject-foxconns-27b/

the Japanese gov't doesn't like Foxconn's close ties to China
Toshiba also doesn't rest easy seeing how the Foxconn-Sharp buyout bid dropped significantly last minute
considering the 2nd highest bidder (currently Broadcom at $18B)

I seriously had no idea Toshiba's chips were worth that much. Aren't they a tiny fraction of Samsung or even Intel in terms of volume and market share?
     
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post #2 of 17
They're the second largest behind Samsung.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/275886/market-share-held-by-leading-nand-flash-memory-manufacturers-worldwide/
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Toshiba are good at hidding.. LOT OF CHIP EVERYWHERE BUILD BY TOSHIBA biggrin.gif
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Just dont buy their laptops...
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Just dont buy their laptops...

I'n always had good luck with their laptops. We are slowly rolling out their Tecras at work and those have worked out alright so far. The only laptop brand I hate is Asus, (love their desktop parts which i have literally had get struck by lightning, catch fire and continue to run while in flames no problem) but, their laptops are designed to fail or to be hard to upgrade, designed to break on disassembly.
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I'n always had good luck with their laptops. We are slowly rolling out their Tecras at work and those have worked out alright so far. The only laptop brand I hate is Asus, (love their desktop parts which i have literally had get struck by lightning, catch fire and continue to run while in flames no problem) but, their laptops are designed to fail or to be hard to upgrade, designed to break on disassembly.

Same....My Toshiba Satellite was one of the best laptops I ever had. It was great. Lasted forever! Techincally, still good to go, but it's in storage. I'm a bit of a hoarder. redface.gif
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I'n always had good luck with their laptops. We are slowly rolling out their Tecras at work and those have worked out alright so far. The only laptop brand I hate is Asus, (love their desktop parts which i have literally had get struck by lightning, catch fire and continue to run while in flames no problem) but, their laptops are designed to fail or to be hard to upgrade, designed to break on disassembly.

I guess it depends on the model you buy. I have nothing but praise for my asus ux501. On topic I did not know that toshiba was looking to sell off their semiconductor business. I knew they were tight on cash lately but not that tight.
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I thought Toshiba left the laptop market a few months back.
 
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Same....My Toshiba Satellite was one of the best laptops I ever had. It was great.

Until you need to take it apart.
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Originally Posted by SwishaMane View Post

Just dont buy their laptops...
They dropped in quality in the last few years they made them. They used to be solid.
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I thought Toshiba left the laptop market a few months back.
They did. There was a rumor they might have a joint laptop venture with sony in the future but it's not looking very likely now.
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