Son Masayoshi, the richest man in Japan, has suffered a huge loss of 700 billion yen (about € 5.722/ $ 6.541 million) in recent years due to an inadvertent investment in SoftBank. Because of this, rumors indicate that he would sell ARM to recover his assets.
Now more rumors are emerging around potential buyers, indicating that Apple and Samsung are the main ones interested in taking over the world’s largest mobile CPU licensing company, not just because of the mobile market, but because of all that it entails. architecture, which is rapidly expanding to laptops, desktops, and servers.
Apple is not only one of the main investors in ARM, but it can also be said that it is the most important company when it comes to CPUs with ARM microarchitecture. Not only is its sales volume far ahead of the competition, but the Apple A-series processors are also the strongest in the ARM field in terms of performance. Apple is also one of the most valuable companies in the world, so if you want to acquire ARM, you just have to close the deal.
In addition to Apple, the South Korean media reported that Samsung is also a potential buyer. Samsung also has no money problems and knowing that after the agreement with AMD to include its RDNA2 graphics in its next generation of ARM processors, acquiring the company would only further strengthen its situation and more at a time where it would depend excessively on chips. Memory is not looking like a good idea, so diversifying its market would help the company’s plans to become the world’s leading semiconductor by 2030.