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Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm are reportedly nervous about Nvidia acquiring Arm

Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm are reportedly nervous about Nvidia acquiring Arm
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Microsoft, Google, and Qualcomm have been raising concerns to regulators about Nvidia’s Arm acquisition, according to reports by CNBC and Bloomberg. The companies have approached regulators in the US, EU, UK, and China, reportedly with concerns that Nvidia could change how Arm licenses out its chipmaking technology.

Nvidia has pledged that it won’t use its control over the company to change how it interacts with other businesses. Writing to the Financial Times, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said he could “unequivocally state that Nvidia will maintain Arm’s open licensing model. We have no intention to ‘throttle’ or ‘deny’ Arm’s supply to any customer.”

Nvidia’s rivals argue, however, that keeping Arm neutral and not using its tech to Nvidia’s…

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