ARM will become ‘central to SoftBank’s core biz’
7/20/2016 07:07 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis.—Only history will be able to judge, perhaps 10 or 20 years from now, whether SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is the Don Quixote of our time — an impractical dreamer driven by his huge ego — or a prescient investor in the future of a connected world enhanced by artificial intelligence.
Forty-eight hours after SoftBank’s announcement that it has acquired ARM, the jury is barely empaneled. Expert opinions in financial and electronics communities remain deeply divided over the meaning of Son’s $32 billion gamble for the market and the future of the high-tech industry.
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