back to article Toshiba said yes to the Bain-Capital-backed bunch – reports

Struggling Toshiba has picked a group led by the investment firm Bain Capital to buy its memory chip business, Reuters reports. The Bain group includes SK Hynix, a chipmaker based in South Korea, Apple, Dell and other US tech firms, and they've pitched an offer of about ¥2.1 trillion ($22 billion). "At this point, we cannot …

  1. PNGuinn
    WTF?

    In totally unrelated news ...

    There is now a world shortage of popcorn.

  2. luis river

    surprise agreement

    The real menace of new technologies how RRAM, spintronic, memristor, PCM etc is surprise not afected agreement, soon these tech surpass Flash Tech

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Vulture capitalists or Western Digital, which one is the less or two weevils ?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I wonder how this effects IP.

    For example, because Apple is one of th buyers can they have another foundry make the chips currently made at this Toshiba plant?

    I'm wondering about the long term motivation of the members of the group buyout.

    Will Apple use the IP (etc.) to develop proprietary memory chips, like they did with the CPU's found in their devices...

    Is integration between the CPU + memory possible to increase performance and lower cost?

    CPU manufacturers have been moving the different types of memory on and off dies (sp?) for decades... right?

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