Microsoft has lured away a veteran semiconductor designer from Apple as it looks to expand its own semiconductor efforts.
When Nvidia announced plans to buy ARM, the deal was more than just the chip industry’s largest-ever acquisition. Now its audacious plan is in peril.
The US Federal Trade Commission has sued to block US chip company Nvidia’s more than $80-billion planned acquisition of British chip technology provider ARM.
Nvidia, the world’s largest chip maker by market value, gave an upbeat forecast for the fourth quarter, fuelled by its expansion into data centres.
Britain on Tuesday ordered an in-depth investigation of Nvidia’s planned $50-billion-plus acquisition of UK-based chip designer ARM.
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.