Nvidia's 40 billion arm deal is said to have failed
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Nvidia's 40 billion arm deal is said to have failed

Martin Jud
Zurich, on 26.01.2022

Nvidia actually wanted to swallow the chip manufacturer Arm for 40 billion US dollars. But now the takeover is said to be on the brink of collapse.

No less than 40 billion US dollars is the offer that Nvidia put down for the purchase of the British chip developer Arm in 2020. Now, the takeover is said to have failed, as Bloomberg has learned. Nvidia is said to have already announced to business partners that a successful deal is no longer expected. Nvidia is said to be already quietly preparing to abandon the purchase.

The first Arm microprocessor design was developed by the company Acom in 1983. Arm processors have been in countless devices since then - in Game Boys, smartphones, watches, refrigerators and more. Arm's current owner is the Japanese Softbank Group. Research by Handelsblatt supports what Bloomberg reports. A Softbank insider is said to have confirmed to the German daily that Softbank is already looking at alternative futures, such as an IPO, for Arm. That's also what the Bloomberg report says, so it's consistent.

If the deal has really fallen through, that is not surprising. After all, Nvidia is already a giant in itself - one of the largest developers of graphics processors and other chipsets. As a result, there have been headwinds from regulators and arm customers around the world since the takeover bid. It is feared that the semiconductor market would be unfairly distorted by this megadeal.

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Martin Jud
Martin Jud

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