Yesterday, Nvidia acquired chipmaker ARM from SoftBank for $40 Billion. From now on, the will operate as a division of Nvidia and will continue to use the office in the s Head Quarters. Nvidia said, “ARM continue to operate its open-licensing model while maintaining its global customer neutrality,”
SoftBank bought ARM Holdings back in 2016 for $31 Billion. Since then, ARM has been doing well by selling chip designs to smartphone manufacturing companies from Qualcomm to Samsung and more. Almost all of the smartphones sold today use the architecture from them. Their business is expected to see a further boost as Apple is planning to move its Mac lineup from Intel to ARM-based architecture.
With this acquisition of ARM Nvidia, the leading GPU makers in the market are planning to try their hands on making SoCs for mobiles in the near future. The company has made it clear not to meddle with the current model of ARM operations but instead planning to set up a new AI research center for them. Speaking to Forbes, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said that “Nvidia is spending a lot of money for the acquisition and has no incentive to do anything that would cause clients to walk away.” This partnership would help boost innovations on AI and data centers as Nvidia has experience in the field of GPU, AI, and Self Driving Cars.