Qualcomm, Google and Microsoft afraid of Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM


As several American information chains today point out, Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM is causing concern in the industry. The main voices that rise up against this business are from giants like Microsoft, Google and Qualcomm.

Announced last September, Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM still requires regulatory approval. It is these that the American giants try to raise awareness of the disadvantages that the acquisition could mean for the entire technological market.

Companies fear seeing their access to ARM technology barred

Smartphones today are immensely dependent on ARM technology. The processors developed for them use the architecture of the British company and even the computer segment begins to take the first steps in a transition to it.


This is how the fears that companies like Qualcomm or Microsoft have about this business are understood. These, as the sources point out, justify their fears with a possible ban on access to ARM technology, essential for the production of processors.

The technological giants have taken their concerns to regulatory authorities in the USA, China and the European Union. It will be up to them to decide on the legality of the acquisition of ARM by Nvidia, a process that may still take months.

The FTC, the regulator of the American market, has already asked Nvidia for additional documentation about this deal. Documents that may prove essential to understand if this business could lead to a monopolization of the market.

In view of these reports, Nvidia was quick to provide clarifications. To Financial Times, the company’s CEO says it is not Nvidia’s intention to change the licensing business that ARM currently has.

Nvidia wants to apply the know-how of ARM in Artificial Intelligence

The company reiterates its main objective with the acquisition of ARM technology. As mentioned in the business disclosure, the aim is to leverage Artificial Intelligence technology, an area that is increasingly important for Nvidia.

In this sector, the Californian company already has a recognized presence, namely with its graphics cards and its upscaling powered by machine learning. In addition, Nvidia wants to increase its influence in the development of autonomous cars.

With regard to the semi-conductor department, Nvidia tries to comfort the restless with guarantees that they will not lose access to these technologies. THE status quo will remain and Cortex cores will continue to be available to anyone wishing to use them.

Finally, remember that Nivia’s ARM acquisition business amounts to $ 40 billion. The amounts involved are enormous, something that demonstrates the seriousness with which the American views this business.

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