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SoftBank Group Corp announced on Monday the sale of chip designer Arm to Nvidia Corp for as much as $40 billion in a deal set to reshape the semiconductor landscape.
The deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals including in Britain, the United States and China, will be putting a long-neutral technology vendor to Apple Inc and others under the control of a single player.
It could face potential pushback from regulators, as the ongoing U.S.-China tech spats have put any global deal in the semiconductor sector under much tighter scrutiny.
Below are a list of prominent global deals that collapsed due to regulators’ rejection in the last five years:
* U.S. President Donald Trump in March, 2018, blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm Inc on national security grounds.
* Qualcomm Inc walked away from a $44 billion deal to buy NXP Semiconductors after failing to secure Chinese regulatory approval in July, 2018 amidst China-U.S. trade talks. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), the antitrust regulator reviewing the deal, did not respond to the companies after the deadline for the deal to expire passed.
* Semiconductor equipment maker Lam Research Corp in 2016 terminated its $10.6 billion deal to buy rival …
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