TOKYO, April 2 Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp
has talked with several companies, including Apple Inc
, on a possible sale of its display chip design unit, a
source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
The source declined to comment further on the status of the
Renesas has been restructuring to focus on its business
supplying semiconductors to the automotive sector and said on
Wednesday it was considering a sale of Renesas SP Drivers, but
declined to comment further.
The Nikkei business daily said Apple was in talks to buy the
unit and could pay 50 billion yen ($483 million), with a
transaction due to be completed by summer.
Apple did not respond to an email request for comment.
($1 = 103.5750 Japanese Yen)
(Writing by Edmund Klamann; Editing by Dominic Lau)