New York (The Verge) — Breaking: Nvidia is acquiring Arm for $40 billion theverge.com/2020/9/13/2143….
Arm will remain headquartered in the UK.
Nvidia is positioning the acquisition as setting up the next stage of AI computing. Both Nvidia and Arm see opportunities for growth in enabling AI software that can run on Arm’s chips from those on tiny smartphones to huge servers. “What will change is the rate of our roadmap. We know for sure that data centers and clouds are clamoring for the Arm microprocessor, the Arm CPU,” Huang tells Forbes. “Energy efficiency directly translates to computing capacity, computing throughput, and the cost of provisioning service.” — Kim Lyons/@verge