The acquisition announced last year may continue.
Nvidia has announced more than a year ago that it will acquire Arm Ltd., the developer of the ARM architecture, for $ 40 billion. The plan has caused a major uproar in the market, as the British company’s proprietary technology is used by a number of large companies, such as Apple and Qualcomm chips, but AMD also eyes vele.
Because of the business, therefore, in several countries (e.g. USA, China) have also begun to be investigated, as the emergence of Nvidia raises the question of whether the Greens would provide the fruits of ARM architecture to competitors in the same way as to themselves.
Most recently, the UK Competition Authority found that the collapse could even pose a threat to national security, and now the European Commission has also announced that detailed examination subject the question. According to the board’s statement, although Nvidia has recently made certain commitments, these have not completely allayed the “serious doubts” about the transaction.
The Android Central At his request, a spokesman for Nvidia said they would work closely with the Commission to demonstrate the beneficial effects of the deal on Arm Ltd. and the competitive European market.
The Greens originally wanted to close the takeover by March 2022, but the EU body can make a decision on the matter on 15 March 2022 at the earliest, so it is unlikely that the plan will be maintained.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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