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Nvidia, SoftBank Abandon $40 Billion USD Arm Acquisition

Nvidia and SoftBank have confirmed the termination of the Arm acquisition, which has faced multiple investigations since it was first announced. Graphics giant Nvidia will no longer be spending $40 billion USD to acquire Arm, parent company SoftBank has announced, citing "significant regulatory challenges." "Arm has a bright future, and we’ll continue to support them...

NVIDIA Preparing to Abandon $40 Billion USD Purchase Of Arm: Bloomberg

NVIDIA might be relinquishing its efforts to acquire chip maker Arm after facing numerous hurdles presented by regulators. Bloomberg reports that NVIDIA is quietly preparing to abandon its $40 billion USD acquisition of Arm from Softbank in the wake of pushback from Arm partners and regulatory scrutiny. As a result, Softbank will likely look at taking...

Nvidia to Acquire Arm in $40 Billion Deal

Nvidia has announced that it has entered an agreement with SoftBank to acquire Arm in a $40 billion deal. The semiconductor design company Arm provides high-performance chip architecture licences to companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Qualcomm. The deal was confirmed through a press release issued by Nvidia. The company has said that Arm will...

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....

SoftBank Considering Selling Chip Designer Arm: WSJ

SoftBank is reportedly considering the full or partial sale of Arm to bolster the firm's cash reserves as part of a $41 billion USD debt reduction program. A new report from the Wall Street Journal cites "people familiar with the matter" as saying that the review is still at an early stage, and that it isn't...

Apple’s ARM-Powered Mac mini Gets Benchmarked by Developers

At WWDC Apple announced what it called an “historic day for Mac”, noting the company would be transitioning from Intel chips to its own in-house custom silicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company expects the transition to take two years, with the first Apple silicon powered Macs coming out this year. To help developers...

UK-Based Chipmaker ARM Reportedly Suspends All Business with Huawei

ARM has suspended its dealings and support for Huawei following the trade injunction imposed by the United States. According to a new report from BBC, which obtained a leaked memo to employees, the move is influenced by President Trump's ban which has already seen U.S. tech giants Google, Intel, Xilinx, and Qualcomm conform. The memo says...

Latest ARM Instruction Set Includes Specific Optimizations for JavaScript: Daring Fireball

It looks like the latest revisions to ARM's instruction set includes specific optimizations for JavaScript. That's according to a new blog post from Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who notes that the newest version of the family of reduced instruction set computing architectures for computer processors screams on the newest A12 Bionic systems-on-a-chip (SoC). "More precisely: ARMv8.3 adds...

ARM Security Update Suggests Intel’s CPU Bug May Also Affect iOS Devices

Following Intel CEO’s announcement that a recently discovered CPU security flaw also impacted smartphones, an ARM Processor Security Update has been issued which lists susceptible processors including the Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A15. And although Apple designs its own A-series chips, these are based on ARM architecture, suggesting a number of iOS devices may have been affected as well...