Western Digital's Battle for Toshiba's Memory Finally Ends
Western Digital stated that it was "disappointed" in Toshiba's decision, and insisted that it violated contractual agreements with its subsidiary SanDisk. At the heart of this conflict is a NAND joint venture between Toshiba and SanDisk that Western Digital acquired for $15.8 billion last year. Toshiba's decision to go with SK Hynix and Bain represents a significant blow to Western Digital, but the company isn't giving up yet. If its consortium had won the Toshiba bid, Western Digital could potentially have become the second largest NAND maker in the world.