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Hardware Sony looks to buy back Toshiba fab

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 23 Dec 2010.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    How stupid does sony think toshiba is. I dont think that anybody in the world would agree on a crappy deal like that. Toshiba could as well keep selling production capacity from their fab to sony for that kind of money.
     
  3. Skiddywinks

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    Not really got anything to add to that.

    As if Toshiba are going to sell it for half of its cost, full well knowing Sony really want/need it.
     
  4. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    to be honest it really depends how much toshiba wants rid
     
  5. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Very stupid obviously, as the deals being processed :)
     
  6. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    If it's not producing up to full capacity it could be making a loss comparable to what they would lose selling it back. These things aren't free to run
     
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    If nobody else wants it apart from Sony and Toshiba need to finance something else then its reasonable to sell, even at a loss
     
  8. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    If toshiba isn't using it at full capacity it might actually be beneficial for them to sell.
     
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    i just find it stupid that toshiba bought an entire fab plant. even amd doesn't own their own and they make a hell of a lot more products that would use one.
     
  10. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Toshiba's actually quite a big company. You might not realize this, but they manufacture a huge amount of consumer electronics, not just computers, but Televisions, and quite a few IC componenets.

    They're kind of like NEC or Mitsubishi(who also makes airplanes AND cars).

    Mind you most of toshiba's stuff is OEM, but they're still big. Hell they used to make CRTs all in house until CRTs went out of fashion.
     
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