ARM is about to be sold to a Japanese company:
As a Brit, it saddens me to see a British success story sold into foreign hands, but my real concern is about what the future might bring several years down the road.
Questions currently going through my mind include whether ARM will still be able to perform R&D at their current rate and whether ARM's engineers will be outsourced in the future and replaced with lower quality staff.
I know the new owners are promising a major new resource investment but promises and eventual reality are not always the same thing if the investment ends up being badly mismanaged. I've got no direct reason to suspect it will be mismanaged, but I have some general unease about possible issues around the cultural compatibility of ARM with a foreign investor.