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July 18, 2019  4:53 PM

Toshiba to rename flash memory business Kioxia

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
NAND Flash, Storage

Toshiba Memory plans to officially change its name on Oct. 1 to Kioxia. The  new name -- pronounced kee-ox-ee-uh -- combines the Japanese word for memory, kioku, with the Greek word for value, axia.

October 27, 2017  6:55 AM

Western Digital CEO vows to block Toshiba NAND sale

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo
NAND Flash, toshiba, western digital

Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan said he remains confident his company will win its fight to prevent its NAND manufacturing joint venture partner Toshiba from selling its memory chip unit without Western Digital’s consent. Toshiba has agreed to sell its chip unit to a group led by Bain...

September 14, 2017  11:08 AM

Toshiba memory business sale points to Bain-led consortium

Carol Sliwa Carol Sliwa Profile: Carol Sliwa
NAND Flash, western digital

The Toshiba memory business could be sold to a Bain Capital-led consortium that reportedly includes Apple, Dell Technologies and Seagate if the parties can strike a deal that passes legal muster over the objections of flash partner Western Digital. Toshiba’s Board of Directors voted on...

August 21, 2014  9:06 AM

Solid state requires different storage performance metrics

Randy Kerns Randy Kerns Profile: Randy Kerns
NAND Flash, Solid-state storage, Storage

The use of solid state technology in the form of NAND flash for storage systems changes the way we need to evaluate storage. While it brings power, space, and...

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