Tuesday, December 7th 2021

EU Pauses Investigation Into NVIDIA's ARM Acquisition as They Await Further Information

EU antitrust regulators have paused their probe into NVIDIA's proposed $40 billion acquisition of ARM as they await further information. This takeover which would be the largest chip merger in history is now "highly unlikely" according to analysts as regulators from the FTC in the US are suing to block the deal. The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is also undergoing an in-depth investigation to discover potential national security risks and competition concerns. These competition concerns are shared by the FTC who state that the acquisition would stifle innovation in next-generation technologies and would distort Arm's incentives to benefit NVIDIA by undermining rivals. NVIDIA has originally hoped to complete the deal within 2 years however this timeline is now unachievable as noted by CEO Jensen Huang in August.
Source: Reuters
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6 Comments on EU Pauses Investigation Into NVIDIA's ARM Acquisition as They Await Further Information

#1
Muser99
EU goes on vacation for Christmas!
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#2
Yraggul666
It's december, thay can't work during the holiday season, obviously...
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#3
Diverge
Yeah, lets not sell it to a successful corporation that builds great things, already using said IP. Maybe they can sell it to an investment group, or China...
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#4
Yraggul666
DivergeYeah, lets not sell it to a successful corporation that builds great things, already using said IP. Maybe they can sell it to an investment group, or China...
Yeah, let's not sell it to a private successful corporation that builds great things to SELL for a HUGE profit, already using that IP who could further use that IP to control and corner the market for said IP.
This looks like the "lesser evil" argument. Would you FULLY trust nGreedia with that IP? I'm not trying to start an argument, i'm genuinely curious.
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#5
RAINFIRE333
DivergeYeah, lets not sell it to a successful corporation that builds great things, already using said IP. Maybe they can sell it to an investment group, or China...
Haha, laughing agreed to not selling it to them. #GREED is the real reason they should #NEVER-EVER get ARM. Even China should get ARM befor nVIDIA. Seriously dude. I'm sick of them and miners propogating all these high prices. May the lot of them burn in HELL!
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#6
Fluffmeister
China have already stolen loads of the IP, no need to buy it.
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