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SK hynix says it has no plans to divest its investment in Kioxia
South Korea’s second-largest chipmaker, SK Hynix, has no plans to divest its stake in Japanese semiconductor company Kioxia Holdings, its chief executive said on Friday amid a continuing decline in the number of NAND memory chip makers.
Head of SK hynix Lee Seok Hee (Yonhap)
In 20021, SK hynix joined the global consortium to invest in Kioxia, then known as Toshiba Memory, and contributed about 4 trillion won ($ 3.5 billion). The consortium, led by US-based private equity firm Bain Capital, owns approximately half of Kioxia.
Rumors of SK hynix’s desire to sell Kioxia securities have spread after reports that US chipmakers Micron Technology and Western Digital are seeking to acquire Kioxia to increase their presence in the NAND memory sector.
However, SK Hynix CEO Lee Seok-hee told reporters after the semiconductor industry leaders met with the country’s industry minister in Seoul, «There are no changes in our investment plans regarding Kioxia and we are not thinking of ditching our stake.».
According to TrendForce analysts, in Q4 2021, Kioxia was the world’s second largest supplier of NAND memory after Samsung Electronics. Western Digital was # 3 player, followed by SK hynix and Micron.
SK hynix Icheon factory, 80 km from Seoul (Yonhap)
There was also speculation that SK hynix might sell its stake in Kioxia to raise cash for the acquisition of Intel’s NAND memory division. SK hynix signed a $ 9 billion deal to buy flash memory production last October.
Finally, in response to a question about media reports that SK hynix is in talks with German manufacturer Bosch for a long-term supply of automotive memory chips, Lee Seok Hee said that nothing has been decided at the moment. The executive also added that his company has not yet received an invitation from the US government to meet next week where US security and economic officials are expected to discuss the global chip shortage with auto and semiconductor companies. According to media reports, at least Samsung, General Motors, GlobalFoundries and Intel have already been invited to this meeting.