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SoftBank Considering Possible Sale of Arm Holdings as Apple Gears Up for Arm-Based Macs

Added 07-13-20 05:12:02pm EST - “SoftBank, the company that owns chip designer Arm Holdings, is exploring options that include a full or partial sale or a public offering, reports...” - Macrumors.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Macrumors.com: “SoftBank Considering Possible Sale of Arm Holdings as Apple Gears Up for Arm-Based Macs”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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SoftBank, the company that owns chip designer Arm Holdings, is exploring options that include a full or partial sale or a public offering, reports The Wall Street Journal.

SoftBank is working with Goldman Sachs Group as an advisor, and the explorations are at an early stage. The Wall Street Journal says that it's unknown how much interest there would be in Arm from financial or industry players, so there's a chance that SoftBank will ultimately do nothing.

Apple has licensed technology from Arm Holdings for its A-series chips used in iPhones since 2006, and Apple is planning to expand the use of Arm-based chips to Macs, with the upcoming launch of Macs equipped with Apple Silicon.

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