Sun Zhengyi's Softbank group, Japan's richest man, is selling assets to get a lot of cash because of huge losses last year, and arm is also the focus of their sale.Sun Zhengyi talked about the three options of arm company today -- full sale, partial sale or IPO listing. Arm is one of the most important chip IP licensing companies in the world. Its arm CPU, Mali GPU and other chips are important sources of processors for apple, Qualcomm, Huawei, Samsung and other companies. More than 90% of mobile chips in the world use arm architecture.
Softbank bought arm for $32 billion in 2016, but now it is under pressure to sell arm.
It is more likely that NVIDIA is close to completing the acquisition, but there is no authoritative information to confirm.
Selling all arm to NVIDIA will cause a lot of trouble. Softbank has also mentioned that it may retain part of its equity, both of which are possible options.
Another option is not to sell and IPO arm, which is one of Softbank's many years of pursuit.