Micron、WD 考慮收購 Kioxia (原東芝記憶體)

Micron, Western Digital Looking at Possible Deals for Chip Maker Kioxia (WSJ, paywalled)

Micron and Western Digital explore possible deal for Kioxia: WSJ (Nikkei Asia)

Micron Technology Inc and Western Digital Corp are individually exploring a potential deal for Kioxia Holdings Corp that could value the Japanese semiconductor firm at around $30 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

A deal for Kioxia, which is controlled by private-equity firm Bain Capital, isn't guaranteed, and it isn't clear how it might be structured, the report said, adding that should a deal come together, it could be finalized later this spring.

Kioxia Holdings Corp, the world's second-largest maker of flash memory chips, had last year shelved plans for what would have been Japan's largest initial public offering in 2020.

Previously known as Toshiba Memory, Kioxia had planned to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 6, offering up to 334.3 billion yen in shares.[…]

美光科技、西部數據正在考慮收購全球第二大快閃記憶體製造商Kioxia【北京新浪網】

據知情人士透露,美光科技以及西部數據,雙方都在探索收購日本半導體公司Kioxia的潛在交易,對這家公司的估值可能在300億美元左右。目前全球對用於智能手機和其他設備的內存晶元的爭奪正在升溫。目前這兩家公司還沒有確定對Kioxia的收購,也不清楚交易將如何進行。一些知情人士說,如果達成協議,可能會在今年春季晚些時候敲定。此前Kioxia原本計劃進行IPO,但由於新冠肺炎和市場波動,該計劃於9月底被擱置。知情人士說,如果Kioxia未能與其中一家公司達成協議,仍有可能在今年晚些時候進行IPO。

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