May 11, 1995 |
Despite a rivalry over notebook computers that is likely to develop between Toshiba Corp.'s Irvine unit and Samsung Electronics, the two companies are teaming up to develop computer memory chips. Under the terms of a recent agreement, Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. in Irvine and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in Seoul, South Korea, will begin developing the memory storage products, known as flash cards.
August 14, 1997 |
Citing a lag in computer memory chip sales, Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. fired 7% of its U.S. staff on Wednesday. The U.S. arm of one of the world's largest suppliers of semiconductors and integrated circuits laid off 38 people from its Orange County headquarters and 12 others from its offices outside Southern California. Toshiba America had 700 employees in the U.S., about 260 of them based in Orange County.
April 4, 2000
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. said Monday that Toshiba Corp. has invested more than $350 million in a production facility that will help pave the way for a new generation of large-sized liquid crystal displays. The Irvine engineering and manufacturing company said in a press release that the facility, in Fukaya, north of Tokyo, will produce 25,000 larger LCDs a month starting next year.
February 6, 1999 |
Toshiba Corp., the Japanese electronics company, said it will close a California semiconductor plant and cut 250 workers so it can move operations to more efficient plants in Japan. The plant in Sunnyvale, south of San Francisco, assembles prototypes of specialty chips that are used in a wide variety of electronic devices. It will start to shut down later this month and will be completely closed by June, Toshiba said.