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SoftBank to discuss tie-up between Arm and Samsung

Masayoshi Son plans South Korean visit to pave way for partnership

SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son sees Arm as a key driver for the Japanese investment group.

TOKYO -- Japan's SoftBank Group says it will discuss forming a strategic partnership between British chip design unit Arm and South Korea's Samsung Electronics.

"I want to discuss a strategic alliance between Samsung and Arm," group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son said Wednesday in a statement. He plans to visit South Korea for the first time in three years.

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