Softbank's raising of an $8 billion term loan has provided it with enough financial leeway to hold onto a bigger portion of the company, sources say.
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Valuing Arm at more than $60 billion is a gambit for SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, who acquired the business in 2016 for about $32 billion.
The purchase — poised to become the biggest chip deal ever when it was announced in 2020 — has drawn a fierce backlash from regulators and the chip industry.
The Biden administration is considering imposing tougher sanctions on China’s largest chipmaker, building on an effort to limit the country’s access to advanced technology.
The best alternative may be an IPO for the Arm business — but that is likely to value the company at far less than Nvidia’s offer.
Ampere is a 4-year-old startup run by a former Intel Corp. executive who is trying to break into the market for microprocessors that run servers in data centers, an area dominated by her old company.
Semiconductor companies are urging EV-makers to ditch traditional silicon chips and embrace materials that will make cars more efficient.
An increase in the value of Nvidia stock has since sent the potential payday for SoftBank above $50 billion, but the firm faces a tough challenge getting the deal past regulators.
Even with some supplies getting closer to normal, firms still lack the components needed to complete their complex tech devices.
Three of the world’s largest companies — Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. — reported about $57 billion in combined profit in a record-busting quarter, riding a resurgence in consumer and business spending. Yet markets responded coolly. In part, investors were skeptical that these ...