If Nvidia fails to acquire ARM, Qualcomm intends to establish a consortium to invest in ARM

Last year, Nvidia announced that it would acquire ARM at a price of $40. This has caused a lot of repercussions in the industry. Industry giants including Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm have expressed opposition and even called for the implementation of antitrust laws.

ARM founder Hermann Hauser publicly expressed his opposition immediately after NVIDIA announced the acquisition of ARM. Graphcore, the British chip design company in which he participated in the investment, also submitted his opposition to the regulatory agency, the British Competition and Market Authority (CMA).

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Although Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is still confident in the acquisition of ARM, he believes that the acquisition can be completed in 2022, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining ARM as an open platform, and reiterated his commitment to licensing. But in fact, this high-profile acquisition did not go well. Earlier, the British Minister of Digitalization, Culture, Media, and Sports Oliver Dowden issued a public interest intervention notice on Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM “on the grounds of national security.” Recently, NVIDIA has submitted an application to the Chinese regulatory agency to review its acquisition of the chip design company ARM at a price of $40 billion.

According to HotHardware, the source quoted Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon in an interview saying:

If Arm has an independent future, I think you will find there is a lot of interest from a lot of the companies within the ecosystem, including Qualcomm, to invest in Arm. We will definitely be open to it, and we have had discussions with other companies that feel the same way. That’s the reason it’s a logical conclusion for us, and for many other companies, that to invest in a strong and independent Arm is probably the best for everyone.