Japan's Elpida Memory, the world's third-largest maker of
DRAM, said Friday it will begin reorganization
proceedings and submit a final plan by August.
Elpida filed for bankruptcy in February in a Tokyo
District Court, saying it had accumulated debts of US$5.4
billion as of March of last year. The court made the
order to commence corporate reorganization proceedings on
Yukio Sakamoto, President & CEO have been appointed by
the court to serve as the Trustee with Nobuaki Kobayashi,
"We deeply regret and remain concerned about the hardship
and inconvenience caused to you by recent events," wrote
Trustees of Elpida Memory Yukio Sakamoto and Nobuaki
Kobayashi in a letter to the company's stakeholders.
"However, now that Elpida has permitted from the Court to
move ahead corporate reorganization proceedings, we
intend to fulfill our responsibilities as the Trustees by
doing our best to administer Elpida for reorganizing its
business. To maintain the degradation of the company's
corporate value and maximize the value of its assets, we
will reflect on and take advantage of Elpida?s many years
of experience in the semiconductor industry."
The Japanese company is expected to search for outside
investors and attempt to turn its business around.
Earlier this week, the Nikkei business daily reported
that Elpida was in discussions with Micron and possibly