Microsoft picks up Toshiba chipmaking patents amid asset sell-off at troubled Japanese giant 14 Mar 17
It has been a tumultuous few years for Toshiba. A multi-billion-dollar accounting scandal and massive losses at its US-based nuclear power unit have left the Japanese conglomerate in a precarious position financially. Hoping to offset some of the impact of these issues, it is now considering asset sales and is widely reported to be seeking buyers for part of its semiconductor business.
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