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Arm China Goes Rogue, Ex-CEO Blocking the Business

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Arm Ltd., owned by Softbank, has a division specially tailored for China, called Arm China. That division used to operate in Shenzen and it cooperated with Chinese customers. Today in a surprising turn of events, we have information that UK-based Arm Ltd. accuses Arm China ex-CEO of blocking its business, as the Chinese division goes rogue. The Arm China division used to have Mr. Allen Wu as its CEO, who was fired back in June. However, Mr. Wu has refused to cooperate and refused to step down from his position, remaining in control of the business without the consent of UK-based headquarters.

The situation has escalated to a point where Mr. Wu is "propagating false information and creating a culture of fear and confusion among Arm China employees," says Arm in a statement for Bloomberg. "Allen's focus on his own self-preservation has also put China semiconductor innovation at risk as he has attempted to block the critical communication and support our China partners require from Arm for ongoing and future chip designs." It is also said that Mr. Wu has refused to hold an event meant to connect Chinese chipmakers to Arm Ltd. He has hired personal security so no Arm Ltd. representatives can get to him. It is a waiting game to see how well Arm Ltd. can manage this situation, so we have to wait and see.


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I don't like Trump, just want the meme....

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Softbank has enough financials for its own army to take him out.
 
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Softbank has enough financials for its own army to take him out.
Yes except the "People's army" has at least 1000x more soldiers & probably 1000000x more clout in China & yes totally agree this move is likely backed by CCP ergo China!

Chinese division goes rouge
Talking about this btw as ARM is quintessential to China's move away from x86 & the US.
 
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Looks like Nvidia can now ask for a price reduction :roll:
 
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Wow, so that didn't just happen in WoW then. LMAO. Every. Single. Time. I always responded with, "You wear lipstick"?

As for the China sentiment... so far this seems more like a case of power having gone to somebody's head.
 
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Wow, so that didn't just happen in WoW then. LMAO. Every. Single. Time. I always responded with, "You wear lipstick"?

As for the China sentiment... so far this seems more like a case of power having gone to somebody's head.
Truth be told as someone for whom English is not the first language i too have made this mistake. A lot of people made the mistake when Star Wars: Rogue One came out.
 
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Softbank has enough financials for its own army to take him out.
Until you realize that none of that means a darn thing when it comes to china as they will serve its own interest which includes protecting that "ex-ceo" from being removed.

In my opinion, this is the risk of operating in China. When things goes south, foreign companies have little control over the situation there. There is also no international organization that can exercise any authority there.
Straight and pure fact. They steal so much IP and you see why companies don't go after companies that steal is cause chinese courts will side with company that stole it which is based in china.
 
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Talking about this btw as ARM is quintessential to China's move away from x86 & the US.

actually, it's MIPS they've been using, not ARM.

And can we cut the OT Trump dialog?
 
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Not really a surprise, trusting the Chinese with IP is like trusting Hitler to organise a bar mitzvah.
 
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Not really a surprise, trusting the Chinese with IP is like trusting Hitler to organise a bar mitzvah.
Trusting China with IP is like, inviting me to a dinner party with lots of boobs, I wont touch but I'll stare long enough to get thrown out and trespassed.

*(A more friendlier post than using the H word)
 
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Looks like ARM China has gone rouge. And yes, i mean ROUGE, as in china red.
 
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And can we cut the OT Trump dialog?

No. He's the only thing standing between US Citizens and China. We've been getting sold out for 40 years before he showed up.
 
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Just a precaution.
You know PC Captains are everywhere.

I don't like him , but sometimes he is right.

I understand what you're saying, but I believe you're using the term "politically correct" incorrectly. Political correctness has to do with using someone's preferred term of identification, not whether you like something or support something or not, just an FYI, no biggie.
 
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If not resolved quickly by Chinese government this incident will be a deterrent for others to start a branch in China.

Otherwise this is like taken right out of a Chinese mafia movie, the local boss just take over with his own security force and now ARM has to send in their own hit team to resolve the situation.

Bet you someone is already in the process of writing a movie script called

ARMed Takeover
This movie is based on a true story.
 
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Well what could be a potentially delicious and violent discussion about forcibly removing an ex-ceo, has devolved into a political discussion, JFC people, the OP of the meme should get a vacation for starting it. :shadedshu: :shadedshu: :shadedshu: :shadedshu: :shadedshu: :shadedshu: :shadedshu: :shadedshu:


just close this damn discussion.
 
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