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    UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    US$40 billion deal potentially a risk to national security, insiders tell Bloomberg.
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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    So we should expect Nvidia to be buying ARM anytime now.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    So we should expect Nvidia to be buying ARM anytime now.
    I'm sure they'll just ask Nvidia for some assurances and it'll be gravy.

    Because I trust in Nvidia to be honest and conduct business in an honourable manner.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    So, someone somewhere is blocking the deal..

    Pretty extreme way to get a GPU if you ask me, still, beats paying scalper prices hey...

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I'm sure they'll just ask Nvidia for some assurances and it'll be gravy.

    Because I trust in Nvidia to be honest and conduct business in an honourable manner.
    Well Meggitt is now going to be bought up too. One by one,a lot of our large technology and engineering companies are being sold to foreign interests,and eventually they will be merged/broken apart over the next 5~10 years. It already happened with ARM,as Softbank retained some parts of it.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    I feel that if the deal doesn't pass and softbank eventually does an arm ipo, nvidia may just try a takeover, but at least then other players will have a chance to put their money where their mouth is (like qualcomm, apple, and all the other companies who depend on arm ip).

    Could result in a big cash infusion for Arm that allows them to grow and become more sustainable and would be preferable to nvidia just taking it over (no, i don't thrust nvidia to be good about it, and regulators shouldn't either! it's like they learned nothing from recent acquisition from big players like facebook for example)

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    I'm sure they'll just ask Nvidia for some assurances and it'll be gravy.

    Because I trust in Nvidia to be honest and conduct business in an honourable manner.
    Hey, you just overloaded my sarcasm detector. And I've only just had it replaced. Dang!

    Oh, and agreed, by the way.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by ssdgrrw View Post
    I feel that if the deal doesn't pass and softbank eventually does an arm ipo, nvidia may just try a takeover, but at least then other players will have a chance to put their money where their mouth is (like qualcomm, apple, and all the other companies who depend on arm ip).

    Could result in a big cash infusion for Arm that allows them to grow and become more sustainable and would be preferable to nvidia just taking it over (no, i don't thrust nvidia to be good about it, and regulators shouldn't either! it's like they learned nothing from recent acquisition from big players like facebook for example)
    If it were rejected by the CMA then that wouldn't really leave the door open for a public company takeover either, as the same scrutiny and concerns would apply. The NSI Act is also due to enter force soon which could change the foreign investment landscape.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    So we should expect Nvidia to be buying ARM anytime now.
    ... yea lets not forget that UK and USA are friends, some top government officials will simply chat the issue during a golf holiday. If it was a blacklisted China organization things could have been much tougher.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    corruption at the highest level. meanwhile the rushed through the approval of amd to buy xilinx for 35 billion.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    So I guess if this does fall through, then Nvidia go back to throwing their weight behind RISC-V which I think would weaken ARM quite a bit.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by six_tymes View Post
    corruption at the highest level. meanwhile the rushed through the approval of amd to buy xilinx for 35 billion.
    Completely different technological sectors.

    ARM is the most widely used CPU architecture in the world and putting it in the ownership of a business headquartered in a country that has actively sanctioned and restricted use of products/technology either manufactured/designed in that country is cause for concern.

    Xilinx is an FPGA manufacturer that is in a crowded technological sector so is less of an issue.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Nvidia should at first known better, such expensive plans have costed CEOs their jobs and shareholders money. This is the same conversation why Intel has never bothered to buy AMD plus the Snapdragon and Broadcom fiasco.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Nvidia investors shouldn't be too worried. All they have to do is find a way to facelessly donate cash to the Tory Party, and/or arrange a few freebie holidays for the PM and his ever-increasing family. All levelled up. Job Done.

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    This is the same conversation why Intel has never bothered to buy AMD
    Since when did the UK govt. have any say about what AMD does?

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    Re: UK gov "inclined to reject" Nvidia Arm takeover after CMA report

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    This is the same conversation why Intel has never bothered to buy AMD
    Since when did the UK govt. have any say about what AMD does?
    the conversation in the USA, an open example of why you should learn from other countries.

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