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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.

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’.

China’s Bold AI Plan: Global Dominance by 2030 (part 1)

By 2025, China is to be the world’s leader in some AI technologies and their applications, while making major breakthroughs in fundamental AI theory. Applications will include smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart cities, smart agriculture, and national defence, with the value of core AI industries reaching 400 billion RMB (US$57.41 billion), while AI-related industries reach 5 trillion RMB (US$717.69 billion).