NVIDIA offered its official response to the UK’s antitrust decision in a document filed on January 10, 2022. In the document, NVIDIA argues at length that ARM on its own could not effectively compete with Intel or AMD’s giant hold on the chip industry. NVIDIA claims it is also in the same boat on a number of factors in competition with the two companies.
However, with the acquisition of ARM, NVIDIA claims the synergy of the two could probably bring more competition to the global chip market.
In particular, NVIDIA shared sentiment that acquisition of ARM would not hinder, but rather push competition in the console scene in particular:
“NVIDIA seeks to grow and enhance Arm’s IP in PC, and to license it broadly, helping Arm to build an ecosystem in PC. NVIDIA’s strategy would undeniably benefit Arm, the UK, and Arm customers worldwide, not harm competition. The Transaction will spur competition in Consoles, as NVIDIA will have an incentive to enhance Arm’s IP to compete with x86 chips from Intel and AMD.”
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