According to various sources, NVIDIA is negotiating for arm, and both sides have entered the stage of high-level dialogue. This is enough to trigger a semiconductor industry earthquake deal, it seems to want to reach is not so easy.
After being criticized by analysts, South Korean media said Samsung was considering taking 3-5% of arm's equity as part of the consortium's acquisition plan.
The so-called consortium members are said to include Rambus, cadence, Synopsys and so on. Compared with NVIDIA or Apple Eating arm alone, the way the consortium takes over is said to be easier to pass. South Korean media believe that NVIDIA is almost impossible to obtain approval from regulatory authorities in all countries and regions that have trade with arm.
Earlier, as early as 2012, Samsung had subscribed for 3% of the shares of lithography giant ASML (ASMC) at a price of $642 million. In 2016, all the shares were sold.
At the same time, Softbank acquired arm for $32 billion in 2016. It is said that NVIDIA's latest offer reached $41 billion, close to sun Zhengyi's estimate of $44 billion for arm.