It's official: Nvidia purchases Arm in $40 billion deal

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Deal to be made up of $12 billion in cash, and $21.5 billion in Nvidia stock.

Nvidia has confirmed that it has purchased Arm from SoftBank in a $40 billion deal.

Under the terms, Nvidia will pay SoftBank $12 billion in cash, and $21.5 billion in Nvidia stock, with $5 billion placed under an earn-out clause. Nvidia is not purchasing the IoT services part of Arm.

"Simon Segars and his team at Arm have built an extraordinary company that is contributing to nearly every technology market in the world," Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang said.

"Uniting Nvidia's AI computing capabilities with the vast ecosystem of Arm's CPU, we can advance computing from the cloud, smartphones, PCs, self-driving cars and robotics, to edge IoT, and expand AI computing to every corner of the globe."

The companies said Arm would stay in Cambridge, and Nvidia would issue $1.5 billion in equity to Arm employees.

"Arm's business model is brilliant. We will maintain its open-licensing model and customer neutrality, serving customers in any industry, across the world, and further expand Arm's IP licensing portfolio," Huang said.
 

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The head of Nvidia Corp vowed to invest in Britain with more jobs and R&D as part of its $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm that has sparked concerns about Arm's independence and future in the country.

Arm is the most important technology company in Britain, and one of a handful of European tech groups that operate on a global scale. Its energy-efficient designs dominate the smartphone sector, with its licensees including Apple shipping 180 billion chips to date.
Related: Nvidia vows to invest in Britain as part of Arm deal
 

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NVIDIA is on fire, it's so hot. The initial rtx 2xxx line never generated nearly as much consumer interest as its upcoming 3xxx, so that alone is going to generate huge cash flow. Plus, its recent acquisition of Mellanox makes it a formidable presence in data centers. Now ARM as well.

NVIDIA stock as part of the deal, who wouldn't grab it? NVIDIA saw the writing on the wall for AI and unified data centers long ago and it's paying off. Maybe they kick Intel to the curb while they're at it. A computer composed of all-NVIDIA parts: intriguing.
 

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NVIDIA is on fire, it's so hot. The initial rtx 2xxx line never generated nearly as much consumer interest as its upcoming 3xxx, so that alone is going to generate huge cash flow. Plus, its recent acquisition of Mellanox makes it a formidable presence in data centers. Now ARM as well.

NVIDIA stock as part of the deal, who wouldn't grab it? NVIDIA saw the writing on the wall for AI and unified data centers long ago and it's paying off. Maybe they kick Intel to the curb while they're at it. A computer composed of all-NVIDIA parts: intriguing.
Both are ##### releases and using the samsung manufacturering process has massive efficiency drawbacks over the process node tsmc has
I just hope samsung would get better has tsmc almost owns the market wich is scary since the have like always orders filled up and can charge prices higher and higher as long as there isn't really competition tsmc should be 2 nodes above samsung soon

Anyway the arm deal sounds like a ##### mafia like monopoly
 
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