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Toshiba Corp., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of NAND flash memory, has announced that it had finalized the purchase of substantially all assets of OCZ Technology Group, making it a wholly owned subsidiary and Toshiba Group Company. OCZ Storage Solutions will operate independently.

“The acquisition of OCZ further expands our solid-state storage capabilities and represents Toshiba’s commitment to this high-growth area,” said Seiichi Mori, vice president of Toshiba's semiconductor and storage company and corporate vice president of Toshiba.

The acquisition provides Toshiba with OCZ’s enterprise and client SSD businesses and enables the established OCZ brand to continue in full force with a current product portfolio that includes SATA and PCIe consumer drives for high-performance and mainstream applications, and SATA, SAS and PCIe enterprise drives supported by virtualization, cache and acceleration software. OCZ will receive unlimited supply of multi-level cell and single-level call NAND flash memory to serve various customers. Besides, it will gain access to Toshiba’s proprietary controllers, firmware and software to provide both client and enterprise customers with innovative and cost-effective solid-state storage solutions.

“Our goal is to offer a leading edge portfolio of solid state solutions to address the storage challenges faced by both client and enterprise customers, and the acquisition of OCZ is an ideal addition to our team in realizing this strategy,” added Mr. Mori.

As a Toshiba Group Company, OCZ Storage Solutions will continue to maintain its established worldwide sales channels. The new Company’s headquarters will remain in San Jose, California, with strategic design centers located in Irvine (California), Tel Aviv (Israel), and Abingdon (UK).

Tags: Toshiba, OCZ, MLC, SLC, SSD, NAND, Flash, Business

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