In September last year, NVIDIA announced the acquisition of arm with us $40 billion, which is the largest and most far-reaching acquisition in the global semiconductor industry in recent years.
This transaction has 18 months of legal approval time. NVIDIA has submitted approval applications in the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries,According to the latest news, they are also applying to the domestic regulatory authorities in recent weeks, and the review period is expected to be as long as 18 months.
Considering that arm is one of the most important chip licensors in the world and has an important impact on many markets such as mobile phones, tablets, PCs and servers, the antitrust review of various countries will handle this transaction carefully, and the approval from China may be the most difficult part, which may lead to the failure of the acquisition.
At the financial report meeting at the beginning of this month, NVIDIA CEO Huang Renxun expressed his confidence in passing the approval of regulatory authorities in the UK and China,It said that the primary concern of regulators is whether the acquisition hinders or promotes competition, while NVIDIA and arm complement each other and come together to produce more innovation.
Simon segars, CEO of arm, recently gave a positive answer to the open question of arm's chip licensing after the acquisition of NVIDIA, stressing that arm will not be distinguished in IP licensing in the world, and anyone who wants to use it can use it.