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NVIDIA Pockets ARM for $40 Billion Unveiling the Biggest Chip Company M&A

On September 13th, NVIDIA announced the acquisition of UK-based semiconductor startup ARM for US$40 billion, unveiling the largest acquisition deal in the history of the chip industry. NVIDIA pledges to continue Arm’s open-licensing model and customer neutrality and expand Arm’s IP licensing portfolio with NVIDIA technology, as well as build on Arm’s R&D presence in the U.K., establishing a new global center of excellence in AI research at Arm’s Cambridge campus.

According to a definitive agreement, NVIDIA will pay a total of $21.5 billion in NVIDIA common stock and $12 billion in cash, which includes $2 billion payable at signing. Additionally, SoftBank may receive up to $5 billion in cash or common stock under an earn-out construct, subject to satisfaction of specific financial performance targets by Arm. NVIDIA will also issue $1.5 billion in equity to Arm employees. (Source)

1 comment on “NVIDIA Pockets ARM for $40 Billion Unveiling the Biggest Chip Company M&A

  1. Henry Larry

    NVIDIAs $40 billion acquisition of ARM assures an innovative fusion of technologies preserving ARMs open licensing model while integrating NVIDIAs expertise. This union is poised to redefine AI research and development in the semiconductor realm.
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