[QUOTE=vroom;2712408]Yes but then Toshiba would have to play with the rules that LSI and MArvell want, having their own controller they dont have to rely on on any one else and they can have total control of their products (as samsung does) and if it’s possible to expand their market share maybe by lowering the price of their drives?
I also dont believe that the cheapest way is always the best choice, I also dont believe that this cost to much for Toshiba.[/QUOTE]
So why is it that Toshiba did not buy Indilinx in the first place?
Why is it that Indilinx had so much trouble for years to find money that it had to be sold to OCZ, not in return for cash, but in return for some share of OCZ company itself?
I’ve read for years what the owners and executives of both Mtron and Indilinx personally said. They were in trouble and had to be sold.
How can a company of three ex-Samsung engineers be in 2013 or 2014 a great asset for a Japanese electronics and semiconductor giant named Toshiba when it was almost irrelevant for several years that nearly determined the fate of global NAND and SSD industry in later decades?
Virtually everything posted on MyCE on the relationship among Indilinx, OCZ, and Toshiba is irrelevant to market reality.
If Toshiba could lower SSD prices, it could have done so anytime in the past. Unfortunately, Toshiba’s not known for aggressive pricing. Those Japanese conglomerates typically allow prices to come to to “generic” level. And when the market prices and competition are too unfavorable, they exit leaving market to Chinese, Taiwanese, and/or South Korean companies since the other three East-Asian countries are far more interested in market share (with the goal of export growth) than in profits.
And since when LSI and Marvell were such bad names in these industries? Just because they are now competitors against OCZ? What’s so wrong about buying controllers from independent Indilinx and LSI? What was the exact unit price of Indilinx controllers when sold to independent SSD makers?
As for the value of Indilinx inside OCZ, does anyone have analysts’ data assessing just how much Indilinx’s controller and IP accounts for in the eyes of Toshiba? Why do does anyone assume Toshiba would buy OCZ because it once bought Indilinx? All that is published and nearly confirmed to be true are that it acquired Indilinx some time ago and Indilinx once designed (not made) controllers for SSDs.
And I’m asking this for one more time. Why didn’t you yourselves buy OCZ stocks when you could for almost nothing if it was such a great company able to perform miracles every time?