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SoftBank's planned Arm sale to Nvidia triggers UK security check

British officials wary of technology transfers through $40bn deal

The sale of Cambridge-based chip design house Arm to California-based graphics processor company Nvidia faces national security and antitrust scrutiny in the U.K. (Photo courtesy of Arm)

LONDON -- The British government is launching a national security investigation of SoftBank Group's blockbuster deal to sell chip design house Arm to U.S. graphics processor company Nvidia.

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