Micron Technology is the likely to be the winner in the
bidding for Elpida Memory Inc, Japan's public
broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.
Toshiba and SK-Hynix were also reportedly interested in
bidding for Elpida, which filed for bankruptcy
protection in February with 448 billion yen ($5.6
billion) in liabilities.
In the final round of bidding that closed on Friday,
U.S. chipmaker Micron offered around 200 billion yen
($2.5 billion) and pledged to keep the company's main
Hiroshima plant and employees, NHK reported without
SK hynix said earlier on Friday that it had dropped out
of the race to buy Elpida. The South-korean commpany
decided to pull out as the deal would not "strategically
benefit" the company, SK Group's Chairman Chey Tae-won
told reporters after a board meeting.
Elpida is the world's No.3 maker of DRAM chips, trailing
Samsung Electronics and SK hynix with a market share of