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Western Digital Makes Case for Taking Over Toshiba Chip Unit

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Western Digital in Toshiba Chip Business Talks

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Western Digital Corp. is making a forceful case for its bid to take control of Toshiba Corp.’s memory-chip business amid a fierce bidding war.

The San Jose, California-based company is in talks with state-backed investment funds Innovation Network Corp. of Japan and Development Bank of Japan Inc. about options for a bid, said Mark Long, Western Digital’s chief financial officer, during an interview in Tokyo. Long also suggested his company has held discussions with Apple Inc.