Toshiba to exit semiconductor manufacturing, except for NAND flash

[…] Toshiba has firmed up plans to unload a large portion of its semiconductor-manufacturing operations as part of sweeping reforms to improve profitability in the wake of an accounting scandal. The Japanese company plans to keep NAND flash memory operations, its biggest profit source and a field where its market share is second only to Samsung Electronics. Product lines up for sale include analog chips, LSI chips, microcontrollers and power-saving semiconductors. Applications include cars, industrial machinery, home electronics and housing construction equipment. […]

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1328763&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Toshiba-to-whittle-down-chipmaking-ops

I wonder if there are any Toshiba chips for sale that might be useful to acquire for an Open Hardware venture?

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