Apple and Amazon support Foxconn in its bid for Toshiba's chip making businessPhoto: Marc Lacoste, flickr (cc)

Chairman of manufacturer Foxconn, Terry Gou, said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review last Sunday that the company receives financial support from Apple and Amazon in its bid for the chip making unit of Toshiba.

Apple and Amazon support Foxconn in its bid for Toshiba's chip making businessPhoto: Marc Lacoste, flickr (cc)

Until Sunday, there were only speculations that Apple and Amazon were interested in Toshiba’s chip making unit. Both companies are important customers of Foxconn. Foxconn supplies gadgets for Apple and assembles e-readers and Echo speakers for Amazon.

With an offer of more than 2 trillion yen ($18,2 billion), Foxconn is the highest bidder among five other bidders, according to the Asia Nikkei Review. Toshiba is selling its chip making unit in order to compensate for the losses at its U.S. nuclear subsidiary.

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