Author: Geoff Blaber

MWC 2022, Tuesday 1 March

Your guide to the top stories from the second day of the event Today’s highlights from our analysts in Barcelona cover announcements from telecom operators, chipmakers, wearables and extended reality…

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SoftBank Up in Arms

End of the road for Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm When Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of Arm was announced in September 2020, there were two distinct camps of opinion. One side viewed…

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No Surprises as Resistance Stiffens to Arm Takeover

UK Competition and Markets Authority orders phase two investigation Just a few weeks ago we published an update on the status of Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm from…

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SoftBank Needs a Backup Plan for Nvidia Deal

The clock is ticking for SoftBank We’re fast approaching the one-year anniversary of Nvidia’s $40 billion bid for Arm from SoftBank. There’s been a lot of talk from Nvidia, Arm…

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Delivering the Future of Transportation in Europe

Open standards and industrial policy will determine success I recently attended the virtual 5G/Automotive Conference hosted by Eurecom, France Brevets, IMT and Qualcomm. The event had a distinctly European focus…

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Planning for a Transportation Network of the Future

Cleaner, smarter and more efficient transport hinges on coordination Back in August 2020, Qualcomm outlined its vision for a new era of smart transportation in which roads, vehicles, infrastructure, people…

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Arm and Nvidia. Heads or Tails

Acquisition approval rests on a knife-edge Eight months have now passed since Nvidia announced its intention to acquire Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion. It’s little surprise that progress toward…

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Arm Sets Out Stall for Next Decade of Computing

Armv9 architecture addresses security, AI and performance needs Last week, at its Vision Day 2021 event, Arm announced its new Armv9 architecture, setting in motion the company’s vision for what…

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Intel Bets Big on Chipmaking Future

New CEO Pat Gelsinger outlines strategy for Intel manufacturing We outlined several challenges facing Intel’s incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger when he was appointed in January (see Instant Insight: Intel Appoints…

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