NVIDIA had some acquisition plans for ARM Holdings, which the company is rumored to be abandoning. Rumor has it that the company has finally given up the attempts to negotiate with markets and governments that were not in favor of the idea. NVIDIA can suffer a loss of $1.25 billion loss of money due to this change of plans.
NVIDIA planned to pay 40 billion USD for the company. However, there has been a turn of events and now the US chipmaker has no hopes for this transaction to close.
In the year 2020, NVIDIA pledged to retain the open-source licensing model of ARM. Moreover, NVIDIA also decided to broaden research and development programs where ARM is located i.e Cambridge (UK). Unfortunately, none of the plans could be carried out.
The whole scenario implies that the company may have to overcome some hindrances in the CPU market as they could not attain the full directing rights to the ARM architecture. Both companies have had great alliances in the past, however, NVIDIA will not have the full right to establish the path for the ARM architecture.
Bloomberg has reported that ARM Holdings may consider going public as an alternative to the NVIDIA takeover.
*NVIDIA IS SAID TO QUIETLY PREPARE TO ABANDON TAKEOVER OF ARM$NVDA
— *Walter Bloomberg (@DeItaone) January 25, 2022