OR Nvidia confirmed it bought Arm from SoftBank in a $ 40 billion deal.
"Simon Segars and his team at Arm have created an excellent company that contributes to almost every technology market in the world," said its founder and CEO. Nvidia, Jensen Huang.
“Joining the capabilities of its AI computers Nvidia With Arm's huge CPU ecosystem, we can move to cloud computing, smartphones, computers, cars and robotics, all the way to the IoT and extend AI computing to every corner of the globe. ”
The companies said Arm would remain in Cambridge. The market is expected to take 18 months to close.
SoftBank acquired Arm in 2016 for 24,3 XNUMX billion.
The agreement needs regulatory approval in the United Kingdom, China, the US and the EU.
"THE Nvidia does not design CPUs, and does not grant IP licenses to semiconductor companies, so in this way, we are not competitors. We intend to add more IP tools and also unlike Arm, the Nvidia does not participate in the mobile phone market ”.
"Our goal is to combine the engineering and technology-capability of both companies, so that we can accelerate the development of technology for the huge ecosystem of Arm, and one of the areas… that we are very interested in is to accelerate the development Server CPU. ”