Nvidia’s Potential Acquisition of Arm: More Questions than Answers?

They say that politics, and certainly that of the geo-political variety, weaves itself into every walk of life. Well, it seems that this is no more true than in the major announcement the other week of the possible US$40 billion acquisition of Arm by Nvidia. It probably doesn’t take a tech genius nor economics whizz to figure out how far-reaching the implications of this could potentially be.

To the Stars and Moon and Back

On Tuesday June 23, China successfully launched the final satellite of the third generation Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3), completing global coverage of China’s own GPS-type navigation system, while marking China’s independence of the US-owned GPS.

Taiwan Turns High-Tech Market Mayhem to its Advantage

Taiwan appears to be turning US-China trade tensions to its own advantage. While the US has been imposing restrictions on any exchanges of high technology with China, a complex web of supply chains, also buffeted by the COVID-19 crisis, has been seeking to adjust. Taiwan is now proposing that its own high-tech base might be the solution.

Wounded Wuhan: What Lies Behind the Name?

Now plunged into absolute crisis by the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19, Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, is an astonishing dynamo at the heart of China’s push for high-tech development, building directly on the city’s growth into an established industrial base. Home to 11 million, this huge manufacturing centre is frequently dubbed ‘the Chicago of the East’, and ‘four times the size of London’.