TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese chipmaker Rohm Co Ltd and automaker Suzuki Motor Corp have joined a proposal by private equity fund Japan Industrial Partners to take over Toshiba Corp, the Nikkei newspaper said on Wednesday.

Rohm will invest about 300 billion yen ($2.14 billion) in the buyout proposal, Nikkei said, citing multiple sources it did not name.

($1 = 139.8900 yen)

(Reporting by Mariko Katsumura and Daniel Leussink; Editing by Christopher Cushing)