In September last year, NVIDIA announced a US $40 billion (about 270 billion) acquisition of arm. Now nine months have passed, and the agreed 18 acquisition periods are more than half. Now the transaction has been submitted to the regulatory authorities of the United States, the European Union, China and other places for approval.
At this stage, it's very sensitive. Recently, Simon segars, CEO of arm, has been saying that NVIDIA's acquisition is crucial to the development of arm,He even said that if arm continues to operate independently, it will be a bad thing, because the company will not be able to keep up with customer demand, design more complex chips, and meet the growing demand of increasingly complex multi-function chips.
Simon segars said that he was acquired by NVIDIA, which can provide a richer IP portfolio and promote more and cooler application delivery in the future.
Simon segars' statement is not consistent with arm's neutral and independent operation style. NVIDIA CEO Huang Renxun also made a statement a few days ago, which is also a microsecond change from his optimistic attitude towards the acquisition of arm.
Huang Renxun said that NVIDIA does not have to acquire arm. NVIDIA has developed very well and has its own grand development strategy. The purpose of acquiring arm is to expand NVIDIA's ecosystem and help arm enter new markets.
Judging from NVIDIA's statement, Huang Renxun hopes to dispel the worries of the outside world, believing that their acquisition can help arm expand its ecosystem.
However, from another point of view, it is different from the previous optimism that the regulatory authorities will pass the antitrust audit,Huang Renxun's latest statement also implies that if they fail to acquire arm, their development will not be affected.
Combined with the latest statements of both sides, in the remaining nine months, NVIDIA's acquisition of arm will not go through as smoothly as they predicted earlier. There are not many companies and countries that are not willing to see NVIDIA swallow arm. Maybe they should seriously consider what happens after the transaction fails.