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I do know that ARM is an IP driven business that makes its money from licensing and not from manufacturing. Nevertheless, their HQ is in Cambridge, and their earnings are booked in the UK.

What is interesting with the SoftBank purchase is that it will widen ARM's availability to hardware manufactures. ARM is at the top of the supply line for the upcoming generations of pervasive computing. Its profitability has yet to peak, hence SoftBank paid way over ARM's revenue and earnings. SoftBank's position in Asia should ensure that ARM will stay quite relevant from here on.
I don't know much about SoftBank, but just be virtue of being an Asian company doesn't automatically imply that they are able to open new opportunities in the Asian market. If they had been taken over by an Asian chip maker with well established customer rapports and sales channels, this would be different.
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