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TSMC Will Not Join Toshiba Chip Bidding

By Korbin Lan
Published: Apr 17,2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan - TSMC said in its Q1 investor conference last week that it will not join the bidding For Toshiba chip unit and TSMC will never enter the standard DRAM market.

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Currently, Japan's Toshiba corporation is looking for buyers to sell its chip unit. A Many major global technology companies including Taiwan's Hon Hai and Broadcom, Western Digital, Micron and Microsoft are interested in the bidding. TSMC chairman Morris Chang also had said that TSMC will evaluate the bidding. However, last wee, TSMC said publicly that it will not participate in the bid.

Lora Ho, CFO of TSMC, said that TSMC had evaluate the Toshiba chip unit bidding, and decided not to participate.

She said that the TSMC made this decision based on two points, first, the gap of the business model between the two industries and companies are very large; second, the benefit is not obvious if TSMC acquires Toshiba chip. Thus, TSMC decided not to join the bidding.

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