Sources familiar with the matter have disclosed, U.S. chipmaker Nvidia is set to win an unconditional approval from the European Commission over its $6.8 billion acquisition bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies.
Known for its powerful graphics chips, Nvidia is looking to boost its data center and artificial intelligence business; acquiring Mellanox will help it better compete with Intel.
The European Commission is scheduled to decide on the deal by December 19.
Both, Nvidia and Mellanox declined to comment.
U.S. antitrust authorities have cleared the deal without conditions; China has yet to approve the deal.
Mellanox Chinese customers include Alibaba and Baidu .
Nvidia beat Intel for acquiring Mellanox.