Skip to content
Subscriber Only

SoftBank Considers Raising Stake in U.S. Chipmaker Nvidia

  • Japanese firm would increase holding in Nvidia over time
  • Son’s SoftBank holds about 4.9 percent of the chipmaker now
An Nvidia Corp. dual-core Tegra 2 chipset that will power the in-car multimedia systems of upcoming Audi AG vehicles sits on display at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. The 2011 CES tradeshow features 2,500 global technology companies presenting consumer tech products and is expected to draw over 100,000 attendees.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Updated on

SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese company that raised a $93 billion fund for technology investments, is considering boosting its stake in chipmaker Nvidia Corp., people familiar with the matter said.

The firm would raise its holding over time and begin to work more closely with Nvidia, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private.