Might be good
Both companies have developed good chip tech so this might work out well for all concerned including consumers.
A former IBM exec who oversaw chip fabrication has been hired by GlobalFoundries, the company that's rumored to be buying IBM's chip fabrication wing. Henry DiMarco, a longtime Big Blue employee, has moved to GlobalFoundries as vice-president of site construction and facilities, to help out on the construction and " …
Big Blue, meanwhile, is investing more than $3bn in fundamental semiconductor research and development over the next five years as it hopes to develop new chips which, in all likelihood, it hopes to license out rather than make itself.
Is that Big Blue and Abu Dhabi money chasing after the virtual sector lead headed up and commanded by ARM? A case of of you can beat 'em, try to join and enjoin with them?