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Toshiba's chip fabrication plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.

Toshiba, Western Digital chiefs to meet again on memory ops

Search for compromise continues as arbitration looms

| Japan

TOKYO -- Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan will speak with Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa in Japan on Wednesday to work toward resolving a dispute over the planned sale of the Japanese company's memory chip unit, The Nikkei has learned.

Toshiba and Western Digital jointly operate chip fabrication facilities in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture. The American hard-drive maker asserts that any transfer of the business without its consent would violate joint venture agreements. The Japanese conglomerate holds that Western Digital has no legal grounds to block the sale. A May 10 meeting between Milligan and Tsunakawa failed to break the deadlock.

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