Foxconn has secured commitments from Apple Inc.(AAPL) - Get Report and Dellto join a consortium that will attempt to purchase Toshiba's  (TOSBF) prized chip unit, Toshiba CEO Terry Gou told Reuters on Monday. Inc.  (AMZN) - Get Report is also close to joining the bidding group, Gou said, while U.S.-based Kingston Technology Co. has also joined.

Toshiba Corp. is in talks with Alphabet  (GOOGL) - Get Report , Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) - Get Report and Cisco SystemsInc. (CSCO) - Get Report to join its consortium.  

Toshiba has valued the unit, which is the world's second largest maker of NAND chips, at about $18 billion. 

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Apple and all of tech remains in focus: European tech shares such as SAP SE (SAP) - Get Report , Infineon Technologies AG (IFNNY) and ASML NV (ASML) - Get Reportfell sharply on Monday after last week's late Nasdaq rout. Not helping matters was a rare downgrade on Apple on Sunday on fears the stock may be too richly valued.

Walmart is under siege from a German rival: Aldi is coming after Walmart's (WMT) - Get Report grocery market share, as the German discount retailer says it will invest $3.4 billion to expand its U.S. presence. The privately-held German grocery store said it plans to increase its store base to 2,500 by 2022. Aldi currently operates 1,600 U.S. stores.

GE's CEO is stepping aside: Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) - Get Report said Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, plans to step down. Immelt has been with GE since 1982 and has served as chairman and CEO since September 2001. John Flannery, the current president and CEO of GE Healthcare, was named chairman and CEO. He will become CEO effective Aug. 1, and also take over the chairman role effective Jan. 1, 2018, a day after Immelt officially retires.

TheStreet reported last week that General Electric may sell additional businesses as investor Trian Partners pressured Immelt to meet aggressive performance targets.

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