South Korean technology firm Samsung Electronics plans to invest $18.6 billion in its memory chip and display plants in South Korea as it seeks to widen its global lead in the sector.
Toshiba, which sold the first Japan-made color television in 1960, now appears to want to sell its TV business.
Some foreign buyers are said to be showing interest in taking over the unit, according to people familiar with the matter.
Potential bidders include Turkish home-appliance maker Vestel and a few Chinese rivals.
Crisis-hit Toshiba warned on Dec. 21 it would book a record $4.5 billion annual loss and slash thousands of jobs, as the vast firm's shares plunged in Tokyo.
The moves are part of a restructuring announced in the wake of an embarrassing accounting scandal that rocked one of Japan's best-known firms.