The British government orders a six-month investigation into Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM

As early as September 2020, we discovered for the first time that Nvidia was preparing to acquire British chip designer ARM for US$40 billion. In terms of chips, ARM is a considerable participant, licensing blueprints to various other companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Qualcomm. It is a very important company in the British technology industry.

At that time, Nvidia announced plans to expand ARM’s Cambridge headquarters into a new research and development base focused on artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence appears to be a driving part of Nvidia’s acquisition goals, and the company expects the transaction to be completed within 18 months.