It's official as NVIDIA is acquiring Arm Limited for $40 billion. The deal is expected to help accelerate NVIDIA's desire to be a leader in AI and earn more revenue from licensing IP to other industries chip makers like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.
Big and fast, slow and wide, or even both at the same time — ARM's Cortex-X program lets companies building ARM chips take part in the design process for a custom edge. It's also the system that could allow Google to make its own custom chips for Pixel phones.
Intel has failed to make a mark in the mobile SoC market, but the chip vendor has announced plans to manufacture ARM-based designs on its 10nm FinFET manufacturing process. Intel also said that it will partner with LG to fabricate a "world-class mobile platform" based on the 10nm node.