Last week, NVIDIA acquired the world’s most popular computer platform, Arm, in a quietly reported transaction valued at US$40 billion. The combination will create the world’s premier computer company for the age of Artificial Intelligence.
Following the merger, NVIDIA plans to expand Arm’s R&D presence at Cambridge in the UK, by establishing a world-class AI research and education centre, and building an Arm/NVIDIA-powered AI supercomputer for groundbreaking research. NVIDIA will continue Arm’s open-licensing model and customer neutrality and expand Arm’s IP licensing portfolio with NVIDIA technology.
“AI is the most powerful technology force of our time and has launched a new wave of computing,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “In the years ahead, trillions of computers running AI will create a new internet-of-things that is thousands of times larger than today’s internet-of-people. Our combination will create a company fabulously positioned for the age of AI.”
The CEO of Arm, Simon Segars and his team at Arm have built an extraordinary company that is contributing to just about every technology market in the world. Uniting NVIDIA’s AI computing capabilities with the vast ecosystem of Arm’s CPU, NVIDIA can now advance computing from the cloud, smartphones, PCs, self-driving cars and robotics, to edge IoT, and expand AI computing to every corner of the globe.
Arm will continue to be headquartered in Cambridge as a world-class technology centre. The NVIDIA CEO went on to say the company would expand on this great site and building a huge AI research facility, supporting developments in healthcare, life sciences, robotics, self-driving cars and other fields like Media & Entertainment. “This facility will attract researchers and scientists from the UK and around the world to conduct groundbreaking work,” Jensen Huang continued. “NVIDIA will build a state-of-the-art AI supercomputer, powered by Arm CPUs.”