Nvidia is likely to seek EU antitrust approval for its $54-billion takeover of British chip designer ARM early next month, with regulators expected to launch a full-scale investigation after a preliminary review.
Nvidia’s planned $40-billion acquisition of British chip designer ARM looks set to face a lengthy inquiry after a UK regulator found the deal would hit competition and could weaken rivals.
The UK is considering blocking a takeover of ARM by Nvidia due to potential risks to national security, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Car makers slashed production. PlayStations got harder to find in stores. Broadband providers faced months-long delays for Internet routers. The reason? An abrupt and cascading shortage of semiconductors.
ARM on Tuesday deepened its rivalry with Intel by releasing a batch of new chip technology aimed at grabbing more market share among laptop computers.
Nvidia plans to make a server processor chip based on technology from ARM, putting it in the most direct competition yet with rival Intel.
ARM, the British technology firm whose chip technology powers most of the world’s smartphones, on Tuesday released a new generation of technology aimed at taking over data centres and artificial intelligence applications.
The European Union and the UK are preparing to launch “in-depth” investigations into Nvidia’s proposed US$40-billion acquisition of chip designer ARM from SoftBank Group, the Financial Times reported.
Microsoft is working on in-house processors for the servers running its cloud computing services and Surface line of PCs, potentially cutting its reliance on Intel, a person familiar with the matter said.
Apple on Tuesday is expected to unveil new Mac computers using its own in-house processor chips, a move that could reignite a race to control the market for desktop and laptop chips.