Nvidia’s $66B attempt to purchase ARM from Softbank collapsed on Monday.
Regulators in the US, UK, and EU all raised concerns over the impact of allowing one of ARM’s customers to purchase the company.
Had the deal gone through, Nvidia would have been at the center of a silicon empire that dwarfs anything Intel and AMD have ever built.
ARM dominates both the IoT and mobile markets with very little competition.
ARM has also publicly announced that it will begin preparing for an IPO (Initial Public Offering). If ARM goes through with these plans it’ll probably be the largest chip IPO in history.