KEY POINTS
  • With Arm slated to start trading on the Nasdaq this week, investors are looking at potential risks for the company.
  • While analysts told CNBC it's not an immediate threat, Arm itself warned that if it gains tractions, it could pose a competitive risk.
  • That rival architecture is called RISC-V, pronounced "risk five." RISC stands for reduced instruction set computer.

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With Arm slated to start trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday, investors are considering the potential upsides — and downsides — of investing in the company.

The British chip designer itself flagged several risks in its IPO prospectus, ranging from its China business to geopolitics, but one potential threat has gained traction as its listing nears.

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