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Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn   © Reuters

Foxconn eyes involving Sharp in Toshiba chip unit bidding

Adding Japanese arm to team could ensure smoother negotiations

| Japan

OSAKA -- Hon Hai Precision Industry, now the parent of Japanese electronics giant Sharp, is considering including the Japanese unit in its bidding team attempting to buy Toshiba's spun-off chipmaking unit, The Nikkei learned Tuesday.

Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, is believed to have already asked SoftBank Group of Japan and American tech giant Apple to join it in the bidding.

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