back to article Nvidia promises once again to let Arm keep its Switzerland-of-chips biz model – and even license some Nv GPU tech

Nvidia and Arm are confident their $40bn proposed merger, set to be the largest deal of its kind in the semiconductor world, will be approved by regulators, and the duo look forward to a long and happy marriage. Nv's big cheese Jensen Huang and Arm’s chief executive Simon Segars put on a united front for a virtual "fireside" …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "We have every intention of protecting it, nurturing it, and growing the business model."

    Even if present management has every such intention there's no guarantee that a future management will.

    "We value a network of partners that can take difficult designs and turn them into soft IP products. It’s something that I wish [Nvidia] could always do.”

    And what was stopping you?

    1. James 139

      I'm going with "cost" and/or "patents".

  2. navidier

    What a difference a vowel makes...

    They may be "complimentary companies", but sweet talking doesn't make a business model. Better they were complementary.

  3. IGotOut Silver badge


    ...make it a watertight legally binding contract...including any name changes, mergers or future sales.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    ARM's Dev Summit

    ARM's (or Nvidia's) devs are told what the companies want them (and the press) to believe. There's no question that the merged company would be a stronger entity than the separate companies. The question is what will they do with their power?

    Without concrete and enforceable limits as part of the merger approval, the answer is anything they want.

  5. Rol

    Nature. Tooth and claw!

    At the end of the day, the directors who are not squeezing every single dollar out of the company's assets will be replaced by ones that will.

  6. nijam Silver badge

    Lots of negative comments here, but really, how is it any worse than the original purchase by Softbank and the subsequent floundering?

  7. Bibbit

    Promise into one hand, sh*t into the other and see which fills up first.

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