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Nvidia's US$40 billion deal to buy Arm is all but dead – it's a classic example of geopolitics killing innovation

By Howard Yu, Professor of Management and Innovation, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
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Under normal circumstances, US tech giant Nvidia’s takeover of British chip designer Arm for US$40 billion (£29 billion) would have sailed through without registering beyond the computing industry. Instead, it has made international headlines, with UK and EU monopolies regulators launching an in-depth investigation after outcry from competitors.

In effect, the deal is pretty much dead before it starts. At the heart of this lies a row about technological sovereignty. So what is going on?


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