Last September, Nvidia announced plans to acquire Arm for $ 40 billion in cash and shares. This news was not well received by some large technology companies who would like to prevent this merger.
According to information from Bloomberg, Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm have asked the antitrust authorities to oppose this acquisition of Arm by Nvidia, arguing the risk of being disadvantaged in access to designs of processors for mobile phones.
Arm is not as well known to the general public as processor manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Intel. And yet, the company sits behind the processors of millions of cell phones around the world. Arm licenses system on a chip designs to companies like Qualcomm, as well as licenses its chip instruction set, the collection of commands that software can use to control them, to brands like Apple. .
Nvidia has said it wants to help Arm grow and expand into other markets. ” We are confident that regulators and customers alike will see the benefits of our plan to continue Arm’s open licensing model and ensure a transparent collaborative relationship with Arm licensees. Said a spokesperson for Nvidia. The proposed acquisition must obtain the approval of the US, UK, EU and China.
Article from CNET.com adapted by CNETFrance
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