The Wall Street Journal newspaper has revealed today that SoftBank Group Corp. is about to close the agreement to acquire the British processor designer Arm Holdings by Nvidia Corp. at a price that will be around 40,000 million dollars, at minus $ 8 billion more than SoftBank paid four years ago to take over the company.
The announcement of the purchase of ARM by Nvidia would have been delayed due to the British government, which was not interested in Nvidia being the buyer and there could be some kind of agreement to keep the headquarters in the country and keep the jobs.
With the acquisition of ARM, Nvidia would fully enter, and dominate, the market for mobile devices, a market in which it failed in the past. It would also have as a client very powerful companies such as Apple, Qualcomm, and even Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Intel Corp. This will not only allow it to fully enter the market for smartphones or tablets but also other markets. expansion systems such as servers, data centers, consumer computers or low-power supercomputers, which can now be designed using only Nvidia hardware as Intel will do with its Aurora supercomputer.