Arm Founder: UK Could Be “Blocked from its Own Technology”


Dr Hermann Hauser, a founder of British chipmaker Arm, says an agreed $40 billion sale of Arm to US rival NVIDIA could result in “American vassalage” and result in the UK being blocked from “our own microprocessor technology” — in an outspoken intervention against the landmark deal agreed by both companies’ boards this week.

He spoke out after NVIDIA signed up to the largest semiconductor acquisition the market has seen; agreeing to pay Arm’s Japanese owner SoftBank a total of $21.5 billion in NVIDIA stock and $12 billion cash in

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