Toshiba To Stop Making White LEDs
White LED operations to discontinue by end of 2015 as part of business restructuring
As part of a major restructuring of its semiconductor businesses, Toshiba has announced that it will discontinue all operations related to white LEDs by the end of 2015. The aim is to improve profitability and strengthen market competitiveness.
This move will position power semiconductors, optical devices, and small-signal devices businesses as the main focus of its discrete semiconductor business. All three are business areas where the company anticipates market expansion, and this concentration will support the early achievement of a surplus in the overall discrete semiconductor business.
Toshiba assesses the costs that will incurred as a result of this termination at approximately 20 billion yen.
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