wccftechFinally, ARM’s existing customers may try to block the acquisition or demand assurances regarding equal access to ARM’s technology.
MasterMinerI doubt the EU would allow that. Nor China.Believe it or not - both have the power to stop that from happening.
knightsilverWith all the BS with Channa and the US this passed year, I too could see the EU and China put a stop to Nvidia. If Nvidia is able to buy ARM, were all screwed......
random_mattMasterMinerI doubt the EU would allow that. Nor China.Believe it or not - both have the power to stop that from happening.Blockage will be done by the UK Government if needed, China has zero chance and EU can do jack.
rjohnson11 I don't see any type of anti-competitive issues with such an acquisition
kougarNVIDIA is one of the few companies that only buys up stuff when it fits into their narrow focus. They won't buy ARM unless they have a very good reason to do so. Apple has more of a reason to do so, but considering they design their own smartphone SoCs I don't see them buying ARM either. Softbank just wants to cash out because they know there will be red on their balance sheets they will need the cash to cover.
Brad_HawthorneARm is a patent portfolio. Whoever buys them are buying them for patent rights and licensing profits.
HoggleThey have made some purchases that really didn't seem like the focus like buying PhysX. Of course at the time they thought it was going to be widely used.
rjohnson11I think Softbank will sell pieces of ARM to various companies
Xavier ZepheriousNVIDIA Should Finish Arm Acquisition By Next Week For Roughly $40 Billion Graphics processing unit (GPU) designer NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA 486.58 -1.20%) is in the final stages of its acquisition of British chip house Arm technologies reports the Wall Street Journal. The deal is now valued at $40 billion, a drop from earlier reports that claimed that Softbank's C.E.O Masayoshi Son was demanding roughly $52 billion for the chip designer. NVIDIA and Arm have been conducting exclusive talks for the acquisition over the course of the past few weeks, and The Journal's sources are hopeful that the matter might reach a close as soon as next week, provided that the talks do not fall through. The transaction will be valued in-between $40 billion - $45 billion, believe the sources, and NVIDIA will pay in both cash and in stock. NVIDIA had roughly $11 billion in cash, which increased to $15 billion at the end of its first quarter. By acquiring Arm, NVIDIA will be able to drastically expand the scope of its current operations. While currently the company designs and sells GPUs for personal computers, enterprise application and automotive customers, by bringing the chip design house under its wing, NVIDIA will be able to target the vast smartphone and Internet of Thing (IoT) market – in addition to gaining access to Arm's critical competencies of designing central processing units (CPUs) for servers.Through combining these CPUs with its GPUs, NVIDIA will be able to provide its customers with a one-stop holistic solution that will enable the company to push its highly performant GPUs to potential new customers and increase market penetration as a result of this. https://wccftech.com/nvid...cquisition-40-billion/