Coming $32 Billion acquisition of ARM by the Japanese group SoftBank is a deal of the century. If you thought that Microsoft buying Linkedin is big, think again. This thing is much bigger by all accounts and implications on entire tech segment. Why?
- This is the first really big attempt of a major Japanese group to return into major league. Since nineties Japan had been steadily loosing its standing in the world of technology.
- ARM ownership projects power in everything mobile. With its fabless/licensing business model ARM had taken a firm grasp of the mobile industry while Intel has entirely missed the train. He Who Has The Patents Has The Power.
- Mobile aside the ARM technology is the key to power-saving chips and microprocessors, the core elements of server farms, cloud computing and HPC.
- Yeah, and IoT, of course.