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Nvidia Acquiring ARM for $40 Billion -- Good or Bad for the Industry?

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Sal Ammoniac:
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/09/nvidia-reportedly-to-acquire-arm-holdings-from-softbank-for-40-billion/

Kjelt:
It all depends what they are going to do.
If they are like the previous buyer and just let them do their stuff I doubt anything will change.
If they want a big ROI for their 40 billion some things might become more expensive.

Sal Ammoniac:

--- Quote from: Kjelt on September 14, 2020, 05:21:26 pm ---If they want a big ROI for their 40 billion some things might become more expensive.

--- End quote ---

With RISC-V breathing down their neck, I don't think they can afford to increase their licensing fees much, if at all.

Scrts:

--- Quote from: Sal Ammoniac on September 14, 2020, 05:46:29 pm ---
--- Quote from: Kjelt on September 14, 2020, 05:21:26 pm ---If they want a big ROI for their 40 billion some things might become more expensive.

--- End quote ---

With RISC-V breathing down their neck, I don't think they can afford to increase their licensing fees much, if at all.

--- End quote ---

On general purpose small microcontrollers - maybe. However all heavy-lifting processors, safety critical processors and microcontrollers, DSP stuff are way more advanced.

Muxr:
This is Nvidia continuing their "Embrace, extend, and extinguish". Time to avoid ARM MCUs for future projects imo. The only way this ($41B deal) is profitable to Nvidia is if they squeeze the market. ARM makes about $300M annually. At that rate it would take over 130 years to pay for itself.

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