Western Digital's Arbitration Case Against Toshiba Feels Like a Negotiating Ploy

If war is the continuation of politics by other means, as Clausewitz famously put it, then Western Digital's (WDC)  decision to involve an arbitration court in its battle to make a winning bid for Toshiba's flash memory unit is arguably negotiation by other means.

Western badly wants at least a stake in Toshiba's flash operations, the world's second-largest after Samsung's, and sees an opportunity to amplify the pressure it can place on Toshiba to agree to a deal to Western's liking. The end result could be a compromise with the Japanese government, the other big outside party that cares strongly about who the cash-strapped conglomerate ultimately sells to....781 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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