Anyone familiar with the Gervais principle? It seems to be on full display at ARM. Not just the structure (middle managing clueless id–ts and upper management sociopaths) but with the acquisition this is usually the last stage in a companies progression.
The acquisition can only be for one thing, NVIDIA to take the core IP and do away with a significant portion of the clueless id–ts in the middle. We have managers and tech leads that have 0 experience in the market they are meant to be dealing with, and the upper-management is clearly getting a generous bonus in equity from NVIDIA, this is why they are trying to inflate the revenue with increasing licenses 4 fold.
This is short-sighted decision making from upper-management for personal gain at the expense of long-term reputation of the brand/company.