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Toshiba, Western Digital in tug of war over factory investment

Chip plant expansion hobbled by dispute over memory unit sale

Toshiba has asked Western Digital to drop its legal actions as a condition to proceed with a joint investment in a memory chip factory in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.

TOKYO -- The dispute over Toshiba's planned sale of its memory chip unit is dragging on a joint factory investment with Western Digital.

Toshiba has asked its U.S. partner to drop legal actions against the Japanese electronics maker as a condition to proceed with a joint investment to expand a memory chip factory in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, western Japan.

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