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Western Digital moves to wind up SanDisk Manufacturing

Decision comes after a $500 million-plus tax bill from the US Internal Revenue Service which claims Western Digital used its Irish subsidiary for tax planning, a claim denied by the company

Killian Woods

Business reporter

2nd August, 2020
Western Digital has moved to liquidate one of its Irish subsidiaries, SanDisk Manufacturing Unlimited which recorded $8.6 billion in sales last year.

Western Digital, the US-based consumer tech manufacturer, has moved to liquidate one of its Irish subsidiaries which recorded $8.6 billion in sales last year.

SanDisk, a brand of Western Digital known for developing memory cards and USB flash drives, was acquired by Western Digital in 2016.

The most recent accounts for SanDisk’s main Irish subsidiary, SanDisk Manufacturing Unlimited, show the firm recorded turnover of more than $8.6 billion in 2019. Last year, the company also registered an...

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