The US FTC sues to block a $40 billion merger between a chip supplier and a chip design provider (Nvidia / Arm)

FTC Sues to Block $40 Billion Semiconductor Chip Merger* Vertical deal between chip supplier Nvidia and chip design provider Arm would allow combined firm to stifle competing next-generation technologies The Federal Trade Commission today sued to block U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp.’s $40 billion acquisition of U.K. chip design provider Arm Ltd. Semiconductor chips power the computers and technologies that are essential to our modern economy and society. The proposed vertical deal would give one of the largest chip companies control over the computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on to develop their own competing chips. The FTC’s complaint alleges that the combined firm would have the means and incentive to stifle innovative next-generation technologies, including

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US Federal Trade Commission, The US FTC sues to block a $40 billion merger between a chip supplier and a chip design provider (Nvidia / Arm), 2 December 2021, e-Competitions December 2021, Art. N° 103944

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