On september 14th NVIDIA officially announced a long-rumored decision —— spend $40 billion (273.3 billion yuan) to buy ARM company. As one of the core technologies of Britain's national treasure, the acquisition of ARM has also aroused the concern of the British government. Britain's digital minister, Caroline Dininach (Caroline Dinenage), said,The UK is assessing the impact of the sale of arm, a chip design firm, to NVIDIA, a US company, including its commitment to keep arm headquarters and staff in Cambridge, east of the UK.
'we are now looking at the full impact of the move and its potential impact on the future before we can consider what steps to take,' Ms. Caroline said.
But the minister's statement only means that the UK is assessing the impact,The decision on whether to intervene in the deal will be made by the Minister of state in charge of figures, culture, media and sports after considering the relevant information.
Prior to that, in order to reassure the UK, NVIDIA made a number of commitments, and Huang Renxun expressed his willingness to sign a "legally binding" protection agreement for arm.
"As long as arm employees are willing to work in the UK, their headquarters will stay in the UK." He added that NVIDIA would increase the number of staff at arm's Cambridge headquarters, but did not specify the number of jobs to be added.
In addition,Huang Renxun said that it would continue arm's open authorization model and maintain its customer neutralityTo provide services to customers in various industries around the world.
But NVIDIA's commitment still can't keep ARM, Britain and other countries at ease. After all, it's not NVIDIA has the final say after becoming an American company.