Seventeen months after NVIDIA announced its intention to acquire Arm, the deal has been called off. Rumours of the end of the agreement were swirling this morning with the media working on overdrive to confirm […]
GIC, Google and SoftBank take stake in DCG
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Hyundai takes major stake in Boston Dynamics
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It’s official! NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$40b
After weeks of speculation, it’s now official. NVIDIA will acquire Arm from SoftBank Group Corp (SBG) for US$40 billion.
NVIDIA closes in on Arm
It seems like SoftBank is on the brink of selling Arm to NVIDIA. The deal is reported to be worth more than US$40 billion, representing more than 25 percent gain for SoftBank, which bought Arm for US$32 billion in 2016.
NVIDIA eyes Arm deal
NVIDIA is reported to have sounded out SoftBank on acquiring a stake in British chipmaker Arm. If this pans out, it could be one of the biggest chip deal in the industry.
Arm joins O-RAN Alliance
Having powered generations of cellular devices, Arm has joined the O-RAN Alliance, a leading industry forum with a vision of openness and innovation fostered by a broad community of experts. And Arm aims to help drive this vision to become a reality.
ZTE to unveil Axon 11 5G on March 23
ZTE will launch the ZTE Axon 11 5G smartphone in China on March 23. The company has given little away from its announcement press release other than the fact that the ZTE Axon 11 will be compatible with both SA (standalone) and NSA (non-standalone) modes.
SoftBank targets US$21b mobile IPO
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DEEPCORE teams up with NVIDIA to boost AI startups
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Softbank invests US$4b in NVIDIA
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ZTE opens 5G R&D centre in Japan
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ZTE announces two new 4G mobile routers for Japan
ZTE has introduced two new 4G mobile routers with data download speeds of 110 Megabits per second for users in Japan. The ZTE Pocket WiFi SoftBank 203Z and Pocket WiFi (GL09P) 4G routers, which are […]
ZTE sells 1m mobile phones for children in Japan
ZTE has sold more than one million of its series of mobile phones for children in Japan by end 2012. Customised for primary school students, these phones operate on the basis of a buzzer where […]