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Kioxia and Western Digital close to flash memory merger

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By Nick Flaherty


Western Digital is close to resurrecting a deal to merge its flash memory business with Kioxia, the former memory business of Toshiba.

The deal would see a joint listing in the US and Japan, says a report by Bloomberg. The two companies have a long standing cooperation and were discussing a merger in 2021/ 

This comes as the memory market has collapsed in the downturn and follows the stalled merger talks in September 2021. The merged company was intended to create a company large enough to take on Samsung in NAND flash memory.

Toshiba itself is still going through a re-structuring that back in September 2021 would have see a three way split. The proposals have since changed to split the company into two, with the Kioxia deal as a key part of the re-structuring.

www.kioxia.com; www.westerndigital.com


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