Japanese electronics firm Toshiba said it had been subpoenaed by the
U.S. Department of Justice about its flash memory business in the
key U.S. market.
That comes after Toshiba's U.S. partner, SanDisk, said on Friday it
and its chief executive had received grand jury subpoenas indicating
a government probe into possible price-fixing in the NAND flash
A Toshiba spokesman in Tokyo, Keisuke Ohmori, said on Saturday the
company's U.S. semiconductor sales unit, Toshiba America Electronic
Components, had received the subpoena.
In a regulatory filing on Friday, SanDisk said the subpoenas served
to it and CEO Eli Harari followed a suit last month that alleged
price-fixing of flash memory.
The filing said 23 other companies were also sued for the same
NAND flash memory is used in digital cameras and music players such
as Apple Inc's iPod.