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#272914 24-Jul-2020 13:21
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Softbank is looking to offload ARM Ltd apparently, rumored to raise some cash as their other properties drag them down. 

 

Quick, someone get started on the GoFundMe page! If we act now, the GZ community could be on the ground floor to own a piece of history!

 

We need at least $32 billion USD dollars, quite likely more since Nvidia is interested.

 

 


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  #2528226 24-Jul-2020 14:36
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Weird thing to sell, that's the most valuable thing they hold. Most of their other holdings are just the sharemarket's guesses at value, but ARM actually has real tangible value.

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  #2528228 24-Jul-2020 14:41
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Guess they need the cash after the disaster that was WeWork....


 
 
 
 


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  #2528230 24-Jul-2020 14:47
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It will cost and Arm and leg to buy that





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  #2528232 24-Jul-2020 14:52
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neb: Weird thing to sell, that's the most valuable thing they hold. Most of their other holdings are just the sharemarket's guesses at value, but ARM actually has real tangible value.

 

Exactly what I thought, given its already massive market share, and that it will only grow stronger with big outfits like Samsung and Apple moving more of their products to ARM reference designs. But then again, I don't manage multi-billion dollar companies, so what do I know haha.

 

Either it's a red herring, or they are really bleeding cash from the rest and want to sell the only thing of value they have.


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  #2528237 24-Jul-2020 15:02
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Just checked my Bank account balance and then called the bank manager (I can still hear him laughing from 4 blocks away)


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  #2528257 24-Jul-2020 15:51
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How much power does a Fab plant use?, Maybe Winston could pony up for them to replace the smelter,


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  #2528264 24-Jul-2020 16:07
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Snapdragon SoC with Nvidia GPU anyone? LOL


 
 
 
 


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  #2528268 24-Jul-2020 16:16
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MikeB4:

 

It will cost and Arm and leg to buy that

 

 

Whoever buys it will be ARMed and dangerous... 

 

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  #2528434 25-Jul-2020 01:03
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wellygary:

 

How much power does a Fab plant use?, Maybe Winston could pony up for them to replace the smelter,

 

 

ARM doesn't do fab. They're an IP company.


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  #2528519 25-Jul-2020 11:22
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sidefx:

 

MikeB4:

 

It will cost and Arm and leg to buy that

 

Whoever buys it will be ARMed and dangerous... 

 

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  #2528521 25-Jul-2020 11:47
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Apple buys it = Cyberdyne Systems & Tyrell Corporation


I guess this is the problem, its so big that finding a buyer for it is not gonna be easy. As pointed out in the article, the companies with the interest and deep enough pockets to buy it are generally also licensees, so insta-monopolies.

I imagine some consortium we have never heard of will snap it up eventually.

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  #2528725 25-Jul-2020 17:25
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Imagine if a chinese company buys it and then the Chinese government bans it from dealing with any US companies.

 

 

 

 


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ARM has had to cut off a major contributor. Maybe some other Chinese companies too ?
https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18635326/huawei-arm-chip-designs-business-suspension

 

Even for a company that is in a good income position its not good when your pairent is truly looking to sell you.
All sorts of short term stuff happens to make books look good that hurt long term progress.
The processor game is a constant treadmill of development, no time to take a breath. 

 

Though it could just be fishing to see if anyone is looking to buy for 'over the odds' in this market.
Smoke out potential investment partners, then switch to an IPO, tons of free publicity.
Plus they have to placate unhappy shareholders that they at least tried all options to improve their position.

 

Apple may not be too concerned as they undoubtedly have a very sweet perpetual deal from when it owned part of them.
Has been doing more and more of its own in house chip development over the years.

 

Who is well cashed up at the moment looking for future tech industries ?
Saudi/Middle east investment , Taiwan , Singapore tech companies ?

 

My Bank is the Soft Squishy one.


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  #2528806 25-Jul-2020 21:33
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ezbee:

 

Apple may not be too concerned as they undoubtedly have a very sweet perpetual deal from when it owned part of them.
Has been doing more and more of its own in house chip development over the years.

 

Who is well cashed up at the moment looking for future tech industries ?
Saudi/Middle east investment , Taiwan , Singapore tech companies ?

 

 

Apple has quite a lot of cash, and quite a lot of skin in the game...


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  #2528809 25-Jul-2020 22:25
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I think there is probably more downside than upside for Apple to buy ARM. It would potentially open them up for antitrust cases, and as long as they have a good deal already in place for the ARM instruction set they really don't need to worry about who owns ARM. They only license the instruction set as it is, they develop their own integrated chips that supports the ARM instruction set, and Apple are miles away from any other ARM manufacturers today.


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