Foxconn Preparing Offer for Toshiba Chips

Spetember 7th, Foxconn speakersman Louis Woo told the Press that the Company’s offer to acquire Toshiba Chips has been receiving support from Apple, SoftBank and Sharp. Although the details of the offer remains unknown, according to informed sources, Foxconn and its partners are to offer USD18.4 billion for the deal, higher than the price offered by the group formed by Western Digital, Bain Capital and SK Hynix.

Big Players Competing to Buy Toshiba Semicon Storage

Terry Guo, Chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry told the Press that Hon Hai offers USD27 billion for Toshiba semicon storage business. Apple, Dell and Kingston have joined Hon Hai’s team in the competition against Broadcom, Western Digital and SK Hynix.

TSMC to Offer 12nm Process

TSMC is upgrading its 16nm process, likely to 12nm. Presently the best process on the market is 10nm by Samsung in making Snapdragon for Qualcomm. TSMC will also provide 10nm process for iPhone this year. 12nm will be TSMC’s answer to over-order on 10nm and counter measure to 14nm from competitors.