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    UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    In particular, the CMA will look at the implications for Nvidia's Arm-utilising rivals.
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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    Finally someone is doing something about this! I had just bought NVIDIA stock mainly because of their ARM acquisition, but honestly I don't even care if I lose money, I really don't think NVIDIA should have ARM, that's totally against consumers NVIDIA is a rubbish company that just so happens to make good products. Don't let them end ARM increasing licensing costs and just overall being a dick to other companies, for God's sake!
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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    Everyone's being very polite about it, but I'm not sure how much say our small isles' regulator has in a deal between a US and a Japanese company.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    I see no problem here. Designing new CPUs every year costs billions in cash and Softbank was simply overwhelmed.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    After recent Nvideas virtual blackmail Email against Hardware Unboxed which unleashed the fury of PC tech reviewer sites and resulted in a grovelling appology their name is a swear word in my book. Fair play , I wouldn't trust them further than I can spit.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    No Customer should own the source of a product used by so many, especially not a Customer like Nvidia. ARM should stay independent of Customer politics and just provide the designs, frankly.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Everyone's being very polite about it, but I'm not sure how much say our small isles' regulator has in a deal between a US and a Japanese company.
    This.

    The time for them to intervene was when it sold to Softbank. They're powerless now.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Everyone's being very polite about it, but I'm not sure how much say our small isles' regulator has in a deal between a US and a Japanese company.

    This.

    The time for them to intervene was when it sold to Softbank. They're powerless now.
    Agreed, there were terms imposed in the initial sale, whilst you'd expect there to be clauses to cover a resale, most of the terms won't be public knowledge and I wouldn't put it past the UK to have messed this up more than they seemingly had at the time.

    I think it goes without saying, regardless of what statements Nvidia release, history shows it's likely untrue and they can't be trusted. It's a real shame as they have some very talented people.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    Question: can the UK's CMA 'really' block this sale to Nvidia considering ARM was sold to Softbank?


    ...surely Softbank's lawyers, when they purchased ARM originally, didn't allow this to be the case?? If the UK has no legal basis to block Nvidia's acquisition then what in the hell are they doing wasting valuable taxpayer resources??

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    They can place heavy sanctions on NVIDIA's ARM branch or NVIDIA as a whole as to make NVIDIA's operations unprofitable and as such force them to resell or just cancel their ARM acquisition, and with help from the EU that's apparently joining them they can expand the sanctions, they can also influence and encourage other regulators to follow their fpptsteps, including US regulators.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    The UK is a reasonably sized market. Can they stop it? Probably not. But they can ensure some concessions are made if they want to trade and operate here. Additionally, it's likely that British concerns will be shared by other countries (mostly those which host competitors reliant on ARM products) so recruiting other countries and creating shared sanctions wouldn't be hard.

    This isn't so much a "we're going to stop it" issue as "what assurances do we need to put in place to prevent behaviour we don't like?"

    It's rare they stop a merger and I doubt the companies would have even started the process if they thought it was just going to be stopped dead by regulators.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    RISC-V is the future, has always been.

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    RISC-V is the future, has always been.
    And possibly always will be. Its turning into a similar meme to "next year is the year of Linux on the desktop."

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    Re: UK regulator announces intention to ponder over Nvidia Arm deal

    "UK Regulator to ponder why they stood by the stable doors while the horse bolted"

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