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SoftBank enters talks to sell Arm to Nvidia

Masayoshi Son's tech group weighs options for chip designer, including IPO

SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son speaks about the acquisition of Arm in July 2016. (Photo by Satoshi Hishida)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group has entered into negotiations to sell British chip design unit Arm to Nvidia, Nikkei has learned.

The talks are still in the early stages and could ultimately fall apart. The Japanese company is believed to be weighing several different options for Arm, including spinning off the unit through an initial public offering.

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