SoftBank buys big chunk of Nvidia
Published in News
Friday, 26 May 2017 12:44

SoftBank buys big chunk of Nvidia


Could there be an ARM/Nvidia alliance forming?


Japanese tech giant SoftBank Group has acquired a $4 billion stake in Nvidia, making it the chipmaker's fourth largest shareholder.

SoftBank gives Saudi Arabia a quarter of ARM
Published in News


Non-binding fund to oversee creation of at least 50,000 US tech jobs


Softbank said that it will sell a 25 percent stake of ARM Holdings to an investment fund created in partnership with Saudi Arabia and other investors, according to people involved in the discussions.

AI will be smarter than humans in 30 years
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:09

AI will be smarter than humans in 30 years


It is already brighter than most Apple fanboys


SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has said that computers running artificial intelligence programmes will exceed human intelligence within three decades,

SoftBank ready to sell Sprint to T-Mobile
Published in Mobiles
Saturday, 18 February 2017 08:12

SoftBank ready to sell Sprint to T-Mobile


For US market share


Last Friday, an exclusive report  from Reuters  noted that the SoftBank Group in Japan is financially prepared to give up control of recently acquired Sprint and hand over the keys to Deutsche Telekom AG’s brand in America, also known as T-Mobile USA.

Apple invests a billion in Saudi based scheme
Published in News
Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:53

Apple invests a billion in Saudi based scheme


Getting political

Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple is sticking a billion dollars in a tech fund being set up with Softbank to put billions into Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Rumor is that ARM will target Intel
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Friday, 29 July 2016 13:12

Rumor is that ARM will target Intel

Chipzilla tortoise everything we know

People are still wondering why Japanese giant SoftBank paid over the odds for plucky British chip designer ARM earlier this month.

ARM deal was all about the internet of things
Published in Processors


But the rest of SoftBank’s logic is bizzare

Japan’s SoftBank surprise buy out of British chip designer ARM was all about getting its foot in the door into the internet of things.

Softbank’s shareholders furious over ARM deal
Published in Processors


Share price falls faster than Apple’s

While many people reacted with horror to the news that ARM had been sold to the Japanese Softbank, the naysayers were mostly on ARM’s side. But it seems that Softbank is having trouble selling the idea to its own shareholders.

ARM sells for an arm and a leg
Published in News
Monday, 18 July 2016 15:29

ARM sells for an arm and a leg

It’s not good news

The decision to sell ARM to SoftBank for £24.3 billion has been deprecated by its founder, Hermann Hauser, but praised by the new British prime minister, Theresa May.

ARM is turning Japanese
Published in Processors
Monday, 18 July 2016 11:51

ARM is turning Japanese


£24 billion, I really think so


British chip designer ARM   has just agreed to be bought  by the Japanese giant SoftBank for £24 billion.