Japan’s SoftBank Group today on 14 September, sold its British chip design company Arm to the American semiconductor company NVIDIA for US$40 billion (approximately 3 trillion INR). A wholly-owned subsidiary of Huida, this is also the largest merger and acquisition in the history of the semiconductor industry, and a new power in the chip industry was officially born.
Nvidia began as a graphics chip designer and has expanded into products for areas including artificial intelligence and data centres. The Arm is widely known for designing the architecture of mobile processor chips, including for big tech giants like Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm. The company is also confirmed to power Apple’s Mac series.
However, after the transaction, SoftBank will still obtain approximately 6.7% to 8.1% of NVIDIA’s issued shares. Although it does not exceed 10%, it will continue to maintain its holdings in Arm. In the future, Arm will continue to maintain its shares under NVIDIA in the name of a subsidiary. Independence continues to operate.