NVIDIA advances Arm acquisition talk

The rumours surrounding NVIDIA’s acquisition of Arm continue to swirl. According to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter, the talk is in an advanced stage with a deal expected to be reached in the next few weeks.

The same sources also noted that “NVIDIA is the only suitor in concrete discussions with SoftBank”, which bought Arm for US$32 billion in 2016.

If successful and approved by the authorities, the deal could become the largest in the semiconductor industry and strengthen NVIDIA’s position as a leading chipmaker, not just the GPU king.

Arm’s chips are used by the likes of Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, and AMD, the key rival of NVIDIA in the GPU space.

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