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January 15, 2014
06:19 EDTTOSBFToshiba to take 60% share in NuGen Moorside Project in the UK
Toshiba announced that it has reached agreements with GDF SUEZ of France and Iberdrola of Spain to take a 60% stake in NuGeneration Limited, the UK-based nuclear energy company which plans to develop nuclear power plants at the Moorside site in West Cumbria, Northwest England. As the majority owner of NuGen, Toshiba, in collaboration with its group company, Westinghouse Electric Company, intends to move forward with the construction of three AP1000 nuclear reactors on the Moorside site, in partnership with GDF SUEZ, a leading European nuclear operator. Under an agreement with Iberdrola dated December 21, 2013, Toshiba will purchase all of Iberdrolaís indirect 50% holding in the project. Under a separate agreement reached in January 2014 with GDF SUEZ, Toshiba will purchase a further 10% holding in the project giving Toshiba a 60% stake in NuGen. The provisional total purchase price of 102 million pounds sterling is subject to adjustment, as is customary in such major transactions, while final agreements are subject to obtaining the relevant authorisations and consents and other required processes. Toshiba aims to complete the overall transaction within the first half of calendar year 2014. NuGenís Moorside project focuses on the development of a new generation nuclear power station and represents a major investment in the future, and in supporting the UK to meet the challenges of securing a stable, affordable, future energy supply and cutting CO2 emissions. The three AP1000 units to be built on the site, developed by Westinghouse, will have a combined capacity of 3.4 gigawatts. Building on this major development, Toshiba and Westinghouse will seek further opportunities to build AP1000 reactors in Europe and other key geographies.
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April 15, 2014
06:12 EDTTOSBFMicron is expected to invest in Kingston Solutions, DigiTimes says
Micron (MU) plans to contribute equity investments into NAND device supplier Kingston Solutions, a joint venture between Toshiba (TOSBF) and Phison Electronics, reports DigiTimes. According to the sources, Kingston Solutions will be able to optimize NAND flash from Toshiba and mobile RAM from Micron following the investment. Reference Link
April 11, 2014
06:08 EDTTOSBFMemory suppliers look to bundle NAND flash sales with DRAM chips, DigiTimes says
Some memory device suppliers may be pushing sales of NAND flash chips with DRAM chips in an effort to easy the oversupply of NAND flash products, reports DigiTimes. According to market sources, the prices of NAND chips have continued to decline this year due to the capacity ramps from major companies. Reference Link
April 9, 2014
17:26 EDTTOSBFGartner says worldwide PC shipments in Q1 fell 1.7%
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