Samsung is the world’s biggest maker of semiconductors and smartphones, but it has struggled with falling prices.
Western Digital is targeting $800 million in annualised reductions in non-GAAP cost and expenses.
Toshiba Memory had in September reaffirmed the company’s plan to go public in two to three years.
Samsung said the 860 QVO fits perfectly into most standard laptops or desktops.
Toshiba to consider an IPO for its memory chip unit if $18 billion sale fails to gain antitrust approval by March
A Toshiba spokeswoman said there had been no change in its efforts to complete the sale of the chip unit.
The demand for DRAM could hit $84.4 billion, a gain of 16.9 percent from 2017, it said.
Toshiba’s board has approved a framework for a settlement and is aiming to reach a final agreement by next week.
Seagate has committed up to $1.25 billion to finance the purchase of the chip unit — world’s second-biggest producer of NAND flash memory semiconductors.
Toshiba is expected to suffer a net loss of $1 billion in taxes related to the sale of its memory chip unit
Toshiba said that due to the tax impact, it expects a loss of 110 billion yen ($970 million) in the year to March.
Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP.
Western Digital's actions come after Toshiba's decision to sell the unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix.
Sources familiar with the matter confirmed consortium members were still wrangling over details of their agreement.
Japan’s embattled Toshiba Corp has chosen a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to buy its prized memory chip unit.
Toshiba said this week it has agreed to focus on selling the world’s No. 2 NAND producer to a group led by Bain and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc.
The Apple iPhone 8 is reportedly plagued by a number of production problems, as it races against time to introduce a device with cutting edge technologies.
Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday estimated a record quarterly operating profit for April-June, propelled by a memory chip boom that analysts say will continue to pad margins for the rest of 2017.
Some investors and analysts have voiced concerns about potential "de-speccing," where product makers cut back on memory to cope with the shortages or margin pressures.
Taiwan's Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, has also partnered with its Japanese unit Sharp Corp in its bid.
Global semiconductor revenue will total $386 billion in 2017 - an increase of 12.3% from 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday.