Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm oppose Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM
ARM, which was founded in Cambridge, England in 1990, has been acquired by Nvidia. Of course, this still needs to wait for the approval of major market regulators.
If any major regulator disagrees with this acquisition, it may lead to a failure, and Nvidia also knows that this transaction will inevitably be subject to strict scrutiny.
Regulators including China, the United States, Europe, South Korea, and other regulatory agencies are actively evaluating the potential negative impact of this acquisition.
What is even more shocking is that the US technology giants Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm have jointly sent a letter to the regulator, requesting the antitrust commissioner to intervene in this acquisition.
Regarding Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM, the industry has already had many discussions before, and most industry companies are worried about Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM and its future development.
The reason is that Nvidia itself is a chip design and manufacturer, and ARM was originally only responsible for designing and authorizing chips but would not directly participate in the chip manufacturing industry.
After being acquired by Nvidia, the original authorized chip manufacturers of ARM actually have to face competition from Nvidia, which is a serious problem for manufacturers.
Because no one knows whether Nvidia will use the authorization issue to conduct the unfair competition, especially if it may use authorization to fight against Nvidia’s competitors.
At present, there are too many companies using ARM’s chip design, and the market share is too high. If Nvidia unfairly competes, it may widely affect the entire industry.
This time, Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm jointly sent a letter to the US antitrust regulator in the hope that the antitrust commissioner can immediately intervene in the acquisition and ultimately prevent the transaction.
Technology companies believe that if the transaction is completed, Nvidia will control an extremely important supplier whose status cannot be replaced by other companies.
And if Nvidia restricts competitors from acquiring ARM’s technology or deliberately increases costs, it will cause a large number of chip manufacturers to encounter unfair competition.