With the passing of each and every week, the completion of Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm appears considerably less and considerably less probable. What once was a offer slated as just one of the industry’s finest coups will undoubtedly now be consigned to the scrapheap.

The proposed merger has attracted a excellent offer of suspicion from regulators and opponents due to the fact it was initial announced in September 2020. Broadly, the concern is that Nvidia may possibly use its new position to meddle with Arm’s neutral licensing model or at least steer R&D exercise in its individual favor.