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The UK government looks further into the Arm acquisition

The British government has ordered an investigation of Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of Arm.     The government will ensure the national security implications are explored prior to the deal being cleared.  This after the previous investigation on competition grounds was announced.     This is also on top of the concerns raised by companies such as Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung over how Arm licenses its designs.

Why do we care?

So you have competitive concerns, licensing concerns, and now national security concerns.     Let’s see if this happens – it feels a bit less likely now, at least without concessions to the UK government.    

ARM based chips matter a lot right now – with the Apple M1 changing chip design. 

Source: The Verge