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11/30/2011 01:45 PM EST
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Scott Sutton
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Scott Sutton   12/2/2011 7:53:04 PM
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I believe that Flash memory has been subsidizing Toshiba's logic business for a number of years now. It is a stunning reversal of fortune from the late 80's and early 90's when Toshiba was dominating the ASIC business and driving innovations in digital IC technology along with NEC, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu.

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Robotics Developer   12/1/2011 5:18:57 PM
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I wonder if the changes reflect more than just a short term demand fall off but are indicators of a greater shift? Could it be that Toshiba is retooling their production for future growth in new areas? Toshiba has always planned for the long run and I would be surprised if they are not executing to a well thought out plan. Time will tell of course, but given their history and determination I would expect them to be moving in the right direction..

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GREAT-Terry   12/1/2011 4:59:58 AM
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Toshiba was once a very popular vendor on consumer electronics, especially TV and audio. With the newly developed digital consumer products, Taiwanese, Korean and European are taking a bit share of this market that may lead to the shrinking of Toshiba. What is the core business of Toshiba now? Without a clear direction on the development, this old company won't be easy to survive.

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resistion   12/1/2011 1:21:08 AM
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It's strange or even counterintuitive as it seems to be focusing more on memory (those fabs not being mentioned).

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Kinnar   11/30/2011 7:19:12 PM
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The death of Analog CRT TVs and Analog Audio (Cassette) players might have made this to happen to Toshiba, most of the semiconductor components in CRT Television Set were manufactured by Toshiba, is this the reason behind closure of some of the Toshiba Semiconductor manufacturing?

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