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May 26, 2017

SoftBank Makes Massive $4 Billion Investment into Nvidia

No question about it, Nvidia is red hot these days thanks to its superior graphics processing technology driving massive increases in datacenter and automotive technology revenue.

It’s then no surprise that Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank wants a piece of the action as a recent report from Bloomberg claims that SoftBank has slowly acquired a$4 billion stake in Nvidia for 4.9% share of the company. This will make SoftBank the 4th largest shareholder of Nvidia behind Fidelity, Vanguard, and PRIMECAP.

While there’s no question that Nvidia is an strong company with strong financials and a strong product to back it up, it’s [...]

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March 9, 2017

Softbank May Sell 25% Stake in ARM Holdings to Investment Fund

In a recent report by the New York Times, Japanese conglomerate SoftBank may be looking to sell a 25% stake in ARM. According to the undisclosed source, SoftBank is in final stage talks to sell the stake in ARM, which they acquired for $32 Bilion in one of the largest technology acquisitions of last year. ARM is one of the largest semiconductor design firms in the world with their architecture powering a majority of the world’s mobile devices.

SoftBank is reported to be selling the 25% stake in ARM to Vision Fund, which is an investment fund started by SoftBank CEO, Masayoshi Son. The investment fund includes numerous investors and potential investors [...]

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September 30, 2016

Qualcomm Interested in Acquiring NXP Semiconductors in Possible $30 Billion Deal

In a recent report from the WSJ, Qualcomm is allegedly in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors in what may be a $30 billion deal – one almost as big as the Softbank/ARM $32 billion acquisition which completed earlier this month. According to people familiar with the matter, a deal could be reached within the next two to three months.

While many of us are familiar with US based Qualcomm, Netherlands based NXP Semiconductors isn’t as well known. However, NXP Semiconductors is a semiconductor company with a very wide array of technologies that are very commonly used today. One of their most commonly used technologies is NFC, or Near Field Communications, [...]

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September 6, 2016

SoftBank Completes $32 Billion ARM Acquisition

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank recently completed their acquisition of British semiconductor design company ARM Holdings in a £24 Billion ($32 Billion) deal announced back in July, completing one of the biggest technology acquisitions this year.

“Pursuant to the terms of the Acquisition, SBG purchased all of ARM’s issued and to be issued shares (excluding any ARM shares already owned by SBG or an SBG subsidiary) for cash, for a total acquisition price amounting to approximately GBP 24.0 billion (approximately USD 31.0 billion or JPY 3.3 trillion)”

ARM will be delisted from the London Stock Exchange on September 6, 2016. This follows [...]

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July 18, 2016

Softbank Acquires ARM Holdings for $32 Billion USD, Stocks Surge 42%

Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank recently acquired British semiconductor design company ARM in a $32 million USD deal making it the biggest technology acquisition of the year. Pending a likely approval from ARM shareholders, SoftBank’s offer of $32 million USD (~$67.28 per share) is a whopping 42.9% over ARM’s $22.3 billion USD (~$47.08 per share) valuation as of closing last Friday.

Among those familiar with the chip industry, this quite possibly one of the least expected acquisitions to take place as SoftBank currently has no operations in the semiconductor business. That said, given ARM’s dominance in the mobile and IoT markets, the [...]

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