Nvidia expresses interest in SoftBank's chip company Arm Holdings: Bloomberg News

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    Nvidia expresses interest in SoftBank's chip company Arm Holdings: Bloomberg News
    July 22, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...any-arm-holdings-bloomberg-news-idUSKCN24N2P1
    Bloomberg: SoftBank’s Chip Company Arm Said to Attract Nvidia Interest
     
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    NVIDIA Hopes To Acquire Arm Over The Course Of The Next Few Weeks – Report
    July 31, 2020
    https://wccftech.com/nvidia-acquire-arm-next-few-weeks/
     
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    OK, so this would mean that Nvidia would become a key supplier to Apple, interesting stuff.
     
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    Supplier of some (more?) intellectual property. iPhone chips are manufactured by TSMC or Samsung fabs and microarchitecture is in-house design.
     
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    Then I guess I misunderstood? I thought Apple was planning to switch to ARM chips.
     
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    ARMv8 instruction set compatible chips are at the heart of iPhones and most Android smartphones. However ARM does not manufacture chips. ARM just licenses it's instruction sets, patents and microarchitectures. Apple designed its own microarchitecture implementing ARMv8 instruction set, so they just are a licensee of instruction set and some patents.
     
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    Hermann Hauser: ARM sale to Nvidia would be a disaster
    August 3, 2020
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53637463
     
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    TSMC and Foxconn reportedly considering Arm purchase
    But Nvidia remains favorite
    August 6, 2020

    https://www.techspot.com/news/86265-tsmc-foxconn-reportedly-considering-arm-purchase.html
     
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    OK thanks, now I understand it better. I thought that ARM actually produced the chips themselves. But still, if Nvidia bought them, would this be a bad thing for Apple?
     
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    SoftBank says it's considering selling or listing UK chip designer Arm
    SoftBank paid around $32 billion for the Cambridge firm in 2016
    August 11, 2020

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/11/softbank-confirms-arm-could-be-sold-or-listed.html
     
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    EXCLUSIVE: US chipmaker Nvidia closing in on deal to buy Arm by the end of the summer
    The race to buy up British tech giant ARM is hotting up
    August 14, 2020
    https://www.standard.co.uk/business/nividia-buy-chipmaker-arm-a4524761.html
     
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    Arm co-founder: Nvidia sale is because Softbank over-invested in firm
    August 17, 2020
    https://tech.newstatesman.com/busin...ale-is-because-softbank-over-invested-in-firm
     
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    The Nvidia/Arm deal could create the dominant ecosystem for the next computer era
    September 1, 2020
    https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/01/...dominant-ecosystem-for-the-next-computer-era/
     
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    Labour calls for UK jobs guarantee in potential Arm sale to Nvidia
    Government urged to intervene to ensure US buyer does not move microchip firm’s HQ
    September 10, 2020

    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...obs-guarantee-in-potential-arm-sale-to-nvidia
     
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    Report: SoftBank close to deal to sell Arm to Nvidia for $40B+
    September 12, 2020
    https://siliconangle.com/2020/09/12/report-softbank-close-deal-sell-arm-nvidia-40b/
     
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    If Nvidia buys Arm, how open will it remain?
    September 12, 2020
    https://venturebeat.com/2020/09/12/if-nvidia-buys-arm-how-open-will-it-remain/
     
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    NVIDIA is officially buying Arm for $40 billion
    The graphics giant is investing even more in AI to become a chip behemoth
    September 13, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-arm-acquisition-softbank-000846113.html
    Nvidia: NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion, Creating World’s Premier Computing Company for the Age of AI
     
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    Nvidia purchase of Arm completely resets semiconductor landscape
    Arm's influence extends way beyond smartphones
    September 14, 2020
    https://www.techspot.com/news/86734...ompletely-resets-semiconductor-landscape.html
     
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    ARM co-founder starts ‘Save Arm’ campaign to keep independence amid $40B Nvidia deal
    September 14, 2020
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/14/a...gn-to-keep-independence-amid-40b-nvidia-deal/
     
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    Nvidia will keep ARM licensing “neutral,” wants to license GPU tech, too
    But can Nvidia play nice with Apple, Linux, and other ARM partners?
    September 14, 2020

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...-says-arm-will-keep-a-neutral-business-model/
    Reuters:
    Arm CEO: No change in our business model after Nvidia deal
    Nvidia's Arm deal sparks quick backlash in chip industry
     
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    China state media speaks out against Nvidia buying Arm, calls it ‘disturbing’
    The outlet points to US actions against Chinese companies as a reason to oppose the acquisition
    September 17, 2020

    https://www.androidauthority.com/china-nvidia-arm-deal-1159366/
     
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