Nvidia 34 billion euros buy bid ARM chips designer of most mobile and tablet you use - The operation has been confirmed a month and a half later: the graphics card giant, Nvidia, has just confirmed the purchase of chip designer, ARM, for about 34 billion euros.
In a statement released early this Sunday to Monday, Nvidia has confirmed that it puts 40.000 million dollars-about 33.750 million euros-to acquire ARM, which until now was owned by the Japanese technological SoftBank. ARM does not manufacture chips, but it is behind the design of the most well-known processors in the smartphone industry.
Last June Apple confirmed that it was abandoning Intel and moving to develop its own semiconductor licensed and designed by ARM, which helps to understand the potential of this firm in the technology market.
The operation allows Nvidia, "a leader in AI computing platforms," to combine its structure with "the vast ARM ecosystem" to create "the first computer company for the era of artificial intelligence," the graphics card firm said in a statement.
The terms of the transaction have been approved by the boards of Directors of Nvidia, SoftBank and ARM itself: Nvidia will pay SoftBank more than 18 billion euros in shares and just over 10 billion in cash, of which one and a half million will be delivered at the time of signing. SoftBank will receive an additional $ 4.2 billion in cash or shares depending on whether some of ARM's financial objectives are met.
In this way, the Japanese SoftBank will remain tied to ARM owning just under 10% of Nvidia's shares.
"By uniting Nvidia'S AI computing capabilities with arm'S vast CPU ecosystem, we can improve computing in the cloud, on smartphones, on the PC, in autonomous cars, robotics or on the internet of things, and expand AI to any corner of the globe," said Jensen Hung, Nvidia's founder and CEO.
Nvidia 34 billion euros buy bid ARM chips designer
ARM will remain headquartered in Cambridge, UK: Nvidia is committed to turning its facility into a "world-class"technology hub.
SoftBank CEO and President Masayoshi Son has assured that Nvidia is" the perfect partner " for ARM. The processor designer's policy also welcomes the operation. Simon Segars, CEO of ARM, recalls that his firm and Nvidia "share a vision": "that ubiquity and energy-efficient computing will help the planet face its biggest challenges; from climate change to the health industry, from agriculture to education."
Nvidia's purchase of ARM has been one of two big tech news that has left this weekend-along with the choice of Oracle as a "partner" by TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, for the popular social network to continue its business in the United States following Donald Trump's threats -.
The processor industry in the computer world has historically been contested by AMD and Intel. However, the British ARM is breaking into this sector after virtually dominating the smart mobile segment.
A good example of this is Apple's decision to start developing its own chips for its arm-licensed Macs, after relying for more than a decade on Intel to assemble its processors into their laptops and computers.
Nvidia is made with the purchase of ARM Holdings and, of course, with the firm responsible for an architecture in the design of these processors that is present in most of the mobile chip market.
Qualcomm, the firm that manufactures the prestigious Snapdragon processors, uses an ARM architecture. Hisilicon, the Huawei firm that developed its Kirin, now in danger, too. Even Samsung, when assembling its own Exynos processors, also uses ARM. Of course, Apple, and the Apple A13 present in the iPhone 11 family, uses an architecture of the British ARM.
The potential of ARM has caught the attention of Nvidia, which already rivals in the graphics segment with AMD, also present in the processor industry. A few days ago Nvidia introduced its new family of graphics cards. Now it is made with ARM for about 40.000 million dollars, about 34.000 million euros.
SoftBank bought ARM in 2016, 4 years ago, for about 32,000 million dollars, which at the time exchange involved the disbursement of 28,950 million, according to the newspaper El País.
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Discover strange alien-like sea creatures during an expedition to Antarctica
Scientists have discovered strange sea creatures under the ice never before seen during an expedition to Antarctica.
In addition, they have documented the experience of the trip in the Secrets of Antarctica, a documentary that you can find on YouTube.
During the expedition, the international team of scientists managed to use very advanced technologies to scan the seabed of the Southern Ocean, according to the Daily Star.
Thus, in the video Dr. Dave Bowden has revealed the astonishment of the team after finding a series of strange creatures that grow much more than any other similar to them and have strange characteristics.
Among the curious findings were sea lilies called crinoids —which are closely related to sea urchins— and had only previously been seen in fossil records.
In addition, Bowden has revealed that they found a sea spider whose legs are very large and the body very small.
"This is a sea spider, which is one of the findings that attracts the most attention because they are much more different than in the rest of the world, they grow very large," said the scientist.
Also, the Daily Star, found sponges, which have no nervous or digestive system and feed by filtering water through their pores.
"The reason is that the Antarctic continental shelf has been isolated from the rest of the planet for many," Bowden explained.
"There is a tendency in some groups to lean towards gigantism, it's basically all legs, essentially no body, it's different from everything we know," he added.
He also referred to a species of polychaete worm, which they found under a rock. However, again, they have been impressed by its size.
Bowden has also explained the latent debate about whether Antarctica is the reason these species are larger, or whether there are only lineages of creatures that have evolved in this territory and do not exist anywhere else.
"But one of my most fascinating findings from the trip was on a seamount north of the Ross Sea, where we found an extraordinary set of sea lilies —crinoids— that are closely related to sea urchins," he acknowledged.
"The only place we've seen them before is in fossil records, we've never seen anything alive like this on the seabed before," he added.