Nvidia today confirmed that it is acquiring chip designer Arm from Softbank for 40 billion. Significantly, the A-Series processors used on the iPhone and iPad, as well as the upcoming Apple Silicon Chips for the Mac, provide technology from Apple Arm Holdings.
The report initially suggested that Softbank had delayed the sale of Arm Holdings in July. Now, the deal has been made official. According to Bloomberg, Nvidia will acquire হ 21.5 billion in stock and ১২ 12 billion in cash from Softbank to Arm Holdings, as well as pay প্রদান 2 billion at the time of signing and an additional ৫ 5 billion for Arm’s performance.
For Apple, it’s not clear what the acquisition of Nvidia Arm could mean. Nvidia and Apple have had a strong relationship for some time. However, Nvidia said Arm “will continue its open-licensing model while maintaining global customer neutrality based on its success.”
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang stressed that the company has no intention of doing so because it is pushing away clients like Apple:
Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang says he likes Arm’s business model and wants to expand its extensive client list. As a cause for concern, Apple Inc. Huang is spending a lot of money to acquire Nvidia and has no incentive to do anything that could cause clients to leave them.
Apple introduced licensing technology for the iPhone in 2006 from Arm. A series processors are now used in products such as the iPhone and iPad, as well as homepods and Apple TVs. Apple has just confirmed to WWDC that the Mac will switch to Apple’s Silicon Processor, which will be based on ARM technology.
As we mentioned in July, Arm Holdings was established in November 1990 as Advanced RISC Machines Limited and was structured as a joint venture between Acorn Computer, Apple and VLSI Technology.
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