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Qualcomm, Google, and Microsoft aren't happy about Nvidia buying Arm


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When Nvidia announced it was buying Arm for a whopping $40 billion, it understandably shocked a number of tech giants, as it's bound to change the semiconductor landscape as we know it and extend Arm's influence beyond smartphones and the Internet of Things. Even the company's co-founder, Hermann Hauser, believes it to be a bad idea, since Arm will most likely be unable to retain its neutrality as most of its licensees are competitors of Nvidia.

Nvidia told regulators in the UK, US, EU, and China that it is committed to maintaining Arm's open-licensing model and customer neutrality, but many of the companies that depend on that model aren't convinced. This includes Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Google, who have expressed their concerns to government authorities overseeing the acquisition. And others like Apple, Samsung, Intel, AMD, Amazon, NXP, MediaTek, and Huawei are also dependent on access to Arm's chip designs and software, which could get more expensive under Nvidia ownership.

Source: https://www.techspot.com/news/88646-qualcomm-google-microsoft-arent-happy-about-nvidia-buying.html

 

Nvidia and open standards are like oil and water.

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Im interested to see how all the probes go with respect to this purchase, lots of people concerned by it. Oh and yes Nvidia and anything open...yeah no lol.

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