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UK Regulators Fear Inflated Prices From Nvidia-Arm Acquisition, Launch Deeper Probe

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The U.K.’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) today announced an in-depth Phaser 2 probe of Nvidia’s planned purchase of Arm. The organization is concerned that Nvidia will have the ability and incentive to limit access of its rivals to some of Arm’s technologies, which would grant it significant advantages and lead to a substantial lessening of competition (SLC). 

“We are concerned that Nvidia controlling Arm could create real problems for Nvidia’s rivals by limiting their access to key technologies, and ultimately stifling innovation across a number of important and growing markets,” said Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the CMA. “This could end up with consumers missing out on new products or prices going up.” 

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