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NVIDIA Might Close the Deal of Arm Acquisition Before Summer Ends

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Last time we have reported that the situation with NVIDIA taking over Arm is getting serious, and it was reported that their talks were getting quite advanced. Today, we are getting new information regarding this, from the sources of Evening Standard. According to their information, the deal is supposed to be done by the time summer ends. That puts the timing of the deal very close to the present, so we could expect to see more details very soon. The venture is worth a lot, as Softbank is asking as much as 40 billion GBP, which is around 52.62 billion USD. It also goes to show just how much Arm Ltd. has grown in value from the 31 billion USD number Softbank paid in 2016 to acquire it.


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please no FFS ... where are the regulators !!!!!!!!! On vacation ?!?!?
 
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Lol and Apple wants to switch to ARM based CPUs, good luck Apple.
 
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The end is nigh. Hell will froze.
 
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Good for them, bad for everyone else.
 
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What about regulators?
 
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The summer is definitely over here, we had fresh snow in the mountains, so this deal obviously won't go through.
 
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Thats so absolute from you.

What? Study the empirical data, the concentration of corporations and industry is NEVER a net benefit to consumers or stake holders (not shareholds, but the general population not directly invested in these companies that end up having to pay for their externalities, e.g. Pollution from industry). Single entities engaging in more markets, predominantly leads to cartelism to various degrees... We don't need the same entities getting into new markets, we need NEW entities engaging in old markets.

Nvidia is already a blight on the dGPU market (please, leave irrational loyalties at the door, any would be self appointed defenders of Nvidia) and by consolidating even more markets under their control, this negative influence will only spread. We've seen this manifest in the GPP debacle and even Nvidia's black box software and the influence they manifest over developers... Giving Nvidia, or any corporation that already wields questionable power and influence, even more will not be beneficial to consumers at all. I can already imagine Nvidia leveraging arm IP "discounts" if customers and clients promise to use their GPU IP in the mobile/smartphone sector... Or internally using the would be profits from arm IP to justify the slight loss of sales volume by increasing dGPU prices higher than they already are... They'll literally have rooms full of people just thinking about ways to screw over the customer for the benefit of their shareholders (and I get that's what they're "supposed" to do, but that doesn't make it any more "right" or lessens the negative impact to consumers).

There's a lot of government entities and the politicians that control them that proclaim to be about "law & order" and "tough on crime", but that never seems to apply when it involves protecting citizens and consumers from crimes and excesses of the business world.
 
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Hermann Hauser: ARM sale to Nvidia would be a disaster
The co-founder of the company described as the jewel in the crown of British tech has said it would be disastrous for it to be sold to a US computing firm that is reportedly negotiating a takeover.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53637463

Just one man's opinion.
 
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America is a capitalist country though we're dealing with a lot of cronies. Nvidia might be American by physical location though it is not American in spirit. I don't care who/what/where/etc but Nvidia absolutely should not have the ability to simply swallow up ARM.
 
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Well, I was hoping to avoid this, but I can see now that I am just gonna have to buy Apple, Softbank, Arm AND Nvidia to stop all this nonsense, hehehehe :roll:..:eek:..:peace:

Now that's what I would call "industry consolidation"
 
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Apple: We are going all in with ARM
Nvidia: *buys ARM*
Apple: Sike! I meant RISC-V
 
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Nvidia, "THE WAY IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED", pc comunity should be more interested in x86/x64 over the arm arch, or we are swithching to smartphone era? Put your seat belts and enjoy the ride.
 
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Nvidia, "THE WAY IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED", pc comunity should be more interested in x86/x64 over the arm arch, or we are swithching to smartphone era? Put your seat belts and enjoy the ride.

No, I just don't want to pay $2000 for a pressure cooker. It's LED would probably be raytraced too, for an extra $10 000.
 
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I rather have Apple buy ARM.
 
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I'd rather have neither, ARM should remain neutral, Apple would shut down all licenses the moment they buy them.
 
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I'd rather have neither, ARM should remain neutral, Apple would shut down all licenses the moment they buy them.


Sure, but it doesn't look like it's in the cards.

Edit: Nah, Apple would milk it just fine. Why close it when it can make a good penny from licensing?
 
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Nah, Apple would milk it just fine. Why close it when it can make a good penny from licensing?

Between crippling permanently practically all competitors and keeping the licenses going. I don't know, I think they'd chose the former.
 
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This will be interesting to see, especially wrt Apple's recent movements.
 
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Ok, but how could they close the deal before regulators.
 
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