The FPS Review
- May 6, 2019
NVIDIA has hit what appears to be its biggest stumbling block yet in its long and windy road to acquiring British chip designer Arm. As revealed in a press release published yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission has decided to sue the premier GPU company, arguing that the deal, valued at $40 billion, will ultimately stifle and harm competition. Higher prices and less choice are just two of the consequences that Americans will face if the merger were to go through, the FTC alleges.
The complaint lists the following worldwide markets that would be harmed by the merger:
1. High-Level Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for passenger cars. These systems offer computer-assisted driving functions, such as automated lane changing, lane keeping, highway entrance and exit, and collision prevention;2. DPU SmartNICs, which are advanced networking products used to increase...