- Data storage and information technology company Western Digital is reportedly in talks to merge with Japanese memory chipmaker Kioxia Holdings.
- The reported $20 billion-plus deal comes just months after the newspaper reported that both Western Digital and Micron Technology were looking into potential deals with Kioxia.
The reported deal comes just months after the newspaper reported that both Western Digital and chipmaker Micron Technology were looking into potential deals with the Japanese company. That deal would have valued Kioxia at roughly $30 billion, the Journal reported.
A Western Digital spokesperson declined to comment on the report.
The deal, which Western Digital will reportedly pay for in stock, could finalize as early as mid-September, the Journal said, according to people familiar with the matter. The people added that Chief Executive David Goeckeler will likely continue to run the company.