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Briefing Alert: SoftBank will Purchase ARM Ltd for $32B

ARM Ltd has agreed to be bought by Japanese technology company SoftBank for $34B according to both companies. ARM-based chips are already dominant players in the mobile computing market and recently efforts to push ARM processors into servers, including HPC, has gained momentum. For example, Japan’s next flagship supercomputer, the post K Computer, will be ARM-based and built by Fujitsu. Many details are still to come. ARM CEO Simon...

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Here’s Why SoftBank Is Paying $32 Billion For ARM

ARM Holdings may not be the most widely recognized name in technology amongst mainstream consumers, but the company is one of the main driving forces behind the smartphone revolution of the twenty-first century. The company designs the vast majority of chips that go into modern day smartphones, but it is far from a one-trick pony. The UK-based company also designs microprocessors for a wide array of devices, ranging from smartwatches...