NVIDIA’s $40 billion acquisition of ARM has shocked the entire industry as never before, especially at this critical moment, which has aroused attention and controversy from all parties.
At the 4th Information Security Industry Development Forum, Ni Guangnan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, also talked about this transaction and made it clear: “I believe our Ministry of Commerce may reject this merger.”
Ni Guangnan pointed out: “ARM used to be a British company, and later Japan took a controlling stake. Now the US has 70% control and is in the process of initiating mergers and acquisitions. If the merger is successful, it will definitely be very detrimental to us, so I believe our Ministry of Commerce may Will this merger be successful? I don’t know if it can be completed. In short, we will not be able to use ARM comfortably in the future.”
Ni Guangnan also emphasized that China’s most obvious shortcoming is the chip. If it can’t make up for it, it will always be controlled by others. He also cited examples of ZTE and Huawei being sanctioned by the United States. However, he also believes that it is entirely possible for China to work hard in a new era. Catch up as soon as possible and make up for the shortcomings.
He said: “We are faced with a task to establish our own information technology system, because this information field is not a single product or a single technology. The main thing is to establish our own technology system and ecosystem… The key information technology is to come, If you can’t buy or ask for it, you must make breakthroughs through innovation.”
Ni Guangnan also suggested that the development of chips should take advantage of my country’s super-large-scale market, because the establishment of an ecosystem technology system must rely on the market.
It is reported that NVIDIA’s acquisition of ARM still needs to be approved by regulatory agencies in the United Kingdom, China, the European Union, and the United States. If everything goes well, it is expected to be completed in about 18 months.