Qualcomm, the US chipmaker and apple supplier, has told global regulators it opposes NVIDIA's $40 billion acquisition of arm.Qualcomm has registered its opposition to NVIDIA's acquisition of arm with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the European Commission, the competition and market administration of the United Kingdom and the State Administration of market supervision of China.
Qualcomm believes that the acquisition may make NVIDIA the gatekeeper of ARM technology, and may prevent other chip manufacturers from using the technology. Most importantly, Qualcomm is providing evidence that the only way NVIDIA can make a profit after its acquisition is to "gate" arm's technology.
In the final analysis, whether the transaction is suspected of monopoly is the main argument. Arm is actually playing the role of competition booster, it can give enterprises full opportunities to compete. Whether it's MediaTek, Amazon AWS, Qualcomm or NXP. Any company, regardless of its size and R & D budget, can obtain authorization from arm and build its own CPU based on ARM architecture. It's a unique model.
According to reports, Softbank contacted Apple last year to see if it was interested in acquiring arm, but apple is believed to have rejected the opportunity partly because of regulatory problems.