SoftBank, the parent company of chip design firm Arm, is interested in putting the former on the shelves and may sell all or part of Arm’ shares, according to severalmedia reports. Most smartphones today use mobile app processor chips, and Apple’s A-Series, Samsung’s Exynos, Qualcomm’s Snap Dragon and Huawei’s Kirin are based on Arm’s architecture, so Arm has attracted a lot of buyers.
But rumors say Apple and Samsung are not interested in acquiring Arm.
In an article, Bloomberg said SoftBank had previously contacted Apple to see if it intended to do so. The two companies held preliminary discussions, but Apple has no plans to bid because of Arm’s licensing requirements and potential regulatory issues.
Apple announced the use of Arm chips in future Macs at wwDC conference last month and expects to release products with Arm chips by the end of the year, but the company’s licensing business is not adapted to Apple’s hardware and software business model. So Apple has no plans to buy the company.
South Korean giant Samsung also said it had no intention of taking Arm, according to analysts at Objective Analysis.
He said Samsung, a leader in semiconductors, would no doubt have an unshakable position after acquiring Arm. But he said the first deal would cost Samsung about $41 billion, and that There were significant differences between Samsung and Arm in how they conducted their semiconductor business esorist and the company’s business philosophy. The acquisition of Arm would break Samsung’s conventional business process in semiconductors, let alone pay $41 billion, so the analyst doesn’t think Samsung plans to buy Arm.
But in addition to the two giants, Nvico has also approached SoftBank to discuss the huge merger, According to Bloomberg. However, Arm officialresponse to the rumours that Nvida is close to it, said, “We do not comment on any “rumours” or “speculations.”