Report: Nvidia set to win EU anti-trust approval to buy AI chip firm Mellanox

Report: Nvidia set to win EU anti-trust approval to buy AI chip firm Mellanox

Graphics hardware giant Nvidia is apparently on the verge of winning an anti-trust case with the European Union to buy Israeli AI specialist Mellanox.

As reported by Reuters, the firm is set win approval to buy the company for $6.8bn having announced its intention to buy Mellanox in March of this year. In doing so, Nvidia beat the likes of Intel and Microsoft to snap up the AI firm.

The deal will boost Nvidia's AI capabilities in its data centres, a growing part of company's business. AI is also a big part of Nvidia's games business, with software becoming just as important as hardware. In the past the Green Giant has demonstrated using machine learning to take textures of a certain resolution and making them higher resolution.

The EU anti-trust case verdict is set to be announced today (December 19th). US authorities have already approved the deal, while China is yet to give the thumbs up.

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