Jump to content
Karlston

Nvidia is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to buy ARM for more than $32 billion

Recommended Posts

Karlston

Nvidia is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to buy ARM for more than $32 billion

ARM could be getting a new owner

arm

SoftBank has been rumored to be exploring a sale of ARM — the British chip designer that powers nearly every major mobile processor from companies like Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, and Huawei — and now, it might have found a buyer. Nvidia is reportedly in “advanced talks” to buy ARM in a deal worth over $32 billion, according to Bloomberg.

 

Nvidia is said to be the only company that’s involved in concrete discussions with SoftBank for the purchase at this time, and a deal could arrive “in the next few weeks,” although nothing is finalized yet. If the deal does go through, it would be one of the largest deals ever in the computer chip business and would likely draw intense regulatory scrutiny.

 

SoftBank bought ARM in 2016 for $31 billion, and ARM has only grown in value since then as its designs have become more and more integral to Android and iOS devices alike. Microsoft already makes an ARM-based Surface and a version of Windows designed for ARM; Apple also recently announced that it would be switching its Mac computers over to ARM-based chipsets in the latest boon for the company. As SoftBank looks to pay off its growing pile of debt in order to appease uneasy investors, a sale of ARM at its peak could help bolster the Japanese technology conglomerate’s finances.

 

Nvidia would make an interesting owner for ARM — while the company is the leader for GPUs (which ARM also designs), it has little to do with CPU design or mobile hardware outside of its Tegra line of mobile chipsets (most famously used by the Nintendo Switch and the Nvidia Shield line of set-top boxes), which actually are based on ARM designs.

 

Owning ARM would give Nvidia far more power over the broader computing world and likely trigger some heavy scrutiny from regulators, given that Nvidia is a customer of ARM, which competes with other companies that also rely on ARM’s designs.

 

 

Nvidia is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to buy ARM for more than $32 billion

 

ThanksForReading200x49.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
d5aqoep

Hurry up... we need to buy up their overpriced (unreleased) RTX 30X0 series to make up for the shortfall for lord Jensen Huang.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...