It's happening: NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion

NVIDIA rumored to pay $40 billion for ARM Holdings

Regulatory approval may take as long as 18 months before the transaction is completed and the deal needs sign-offs from U.K., China, the European Union and the US, the companies said.In a move to placate Arm's powerful customers and defuse regulatory concerns, Nvidia said the U.K. company will "continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining the global customer neutrality that has been foundational to its success". Nvidia will also issue US$1.5 billion in equity to Arm employees. SoftBank is expected to own less than 10 per cent of Nvidia following the transaction, according to the statement. "Since acquiring Arm, we have honored our commitments and invested heavily in people, technology and R&D, thereby expanding the business into new areas with high growth potential". As part of NVIDIA, Arm will continue to operate its open-licensing model. Companies like Apple, Qualcomm and others rely on licensing ARM technology, so there will be plenty of regulatory scrutiny before the acquisition can be approved.

Geoff Blaber, an analyst at CCS Insight, said he believed Arm's existing clients would be hostile to a sale to Nvidia.

"We're uniting Nvidia's leading AI computing with Arm's vast ecosystem."Cambridge, U.K. -based Arm has carved out a successful niche for itself by being independent".

He predicted big growth opportunities for Nvidia and Arm in the server CPU market, which is now dominated by Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. That, combined with the fact that the majority of the price will be paid in Nvidia stock (up 5% at time of writing on the news, having already doubled this year), means this deal has to be about more than just SoftBank covering its speculative positions. SoftBank initially acquired Arm for $32 billion four years ago.

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Owing to the complex ownership structure and the multiple countries involved, closing is expect to take one and a half years, and will require regulatory and antitrust approvals in the USA, the United Kingdom where Arm is headquartered, China, and the European Union. It's the most expensive deal in the semiconductor space to date, and it would put NVIDIA in control of the technology that powers most of the world's smartphones and a growing number of other devices. Learning from data, AI supercomputers can write software no human can. Nvidia said it expects the deal to close in 18 months, but there's plenty of opposition to it both within the United Kingdom and by Nvidia's rivals.

Being owned by a US company could mean Arm is exposed to USA government export bans at a time when Washington is in a battle for tech supremacy with China.

"AI is the most powerful technology force of our time and has launched a new wave of computing", Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang said.

Meanwhile, Arm's ownership by an American company also raises the possibility that Washington could place restrictions on its business in China, industry experts said. In May, Nvidia said it was buying Cumulus Networks for an undisclosed sum.

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