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Toshiba notes NAND flash memory price erosion faster than expected

19 September 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Fab Management

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Toshiba Fab 3 & 4 300mm Toshiba’s semiconductor business is now expected to post losses for the first half financial year as NAND flash ASPs have declined faster than the company expected, due to the continued over supply. Weak demand for its other semiconductor devices was also cited by the company.


Lower capacity utilization at its System LSI 300mm fab, also contributed to the poor operating conditions of the division.

To tackle the situation, Toshiba will focus on further NAND flash production cost cutting, including efforts to improve the migration to the 43nm node as well as maximize production efficiencies. Increased utilization of its LSI based 300mm fab will also be emphasized going forward.

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