EU pauses investigation into Nvidia Arm deal

EU pauses investigation into Nvidia Arm deal

The European Commission has temporarily paused its investigation into Nvidia's acquisition of chip maker Arm.

As reported by Reuters, the organisation has stopped looking into the deal on November 25th due to complications caused by COVID-19. That basically means it is more to do with manpower and companies being able to provide information in a timely manner than anything specific to the deal.

This comes in the wake of the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suing Nvidia to stop the acquisition of Arm at the start of December due to worries that such a deal would impact competition within industries including tech and games.

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority launched a six-month investigation into the deal in the middle of November, too. That followed the country's Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport intervening in the acquisition due to nation security concerns earlier in 2021

Nvidia announced in September 2020 that it was acquiring Arm for $40 billion.

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