The Nvidia-ARM deal is interesting, they’re putting those AI profits to use. It’s probably not great for consumers to see that much consolidation. Also I appreciate that Softbank is giving us all a lesson in how to turn $100B into $50B. Although, I can certainly think of more interesting ways to do it than they have.
The technical / political fallout will be interesting.
Several Slashdot.org articles:
There has been lots of talk about opposition to the sale.
The UK - they stand to lose influence over something they invented.
The PRC - since Nvidia is a US company, companies like Huawei stand to lose access to even more microchip technology.
Intel and AMD - supposedly the real losers in this deal.
The US government - on one hand, they can restrict Chinese companies. On the other hand, there are anti-trust concerns.