Monday, October 26

SoftBank

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Nvidia reportedly talks about buying ARM from SoftBank

SoftBank has reportedly considered selling the British chip designer ARM. Nvidia is allegedly in "advanced talks" to buy ARM and is said to be the only company involved in concrete discussions. According to BloombergThe deal could be worth more than $ 32 billion dollars ($ 42.8 billion CAD). Almost all of the major tech companies use ARM chip designs in some way. Qualcomm and Apple use ARM for mobile chips, and Apple also plans to move its Mac computers to ARM starting this year. Microsoft also used ARM-based chips on the Surface Pro X. Even Nvidia has used ARM designs to make its Tegra mobile CPUs, which power the Nintendo Switch. The agreement between Nvidia and SoftBank could come in the coming weeks, although it has not ye...
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Apple Reportedly Held Preliminary Talks With SoftBank Over Arm Acquisition

Apple reportedly held preliminary talks with SoftBank over the prospect of bidding for its chip design branch Arm. A new report from Bloomberg explains that the two firms have had preliminary discussions, but Apple is not planning to pursue a bid in SoftBank’s chip design firm Arm. According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman: SoftBank Group Corp. approached Apple Inc. recently to gauge the iPhone maker’s interest in bidding for chip design firm Arm Ltd., according to people familiar with the discussions. Arm’s licensing operation would not fit well with Apple’s business model, notes the report. Additionally, with Apple moving to its custom Apple Silicon for its Macs – which is built by licensing Arm’s instruction set and other intellectual property, an acquisition would largely be fa...