Will there be an alternative to AMD and Intel in Russia?

It turns out that Russia will not be able to produce the processors it designed. All this because of the restrictions related to the war in Ukraine.

Due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, many electronics manufacturers decided to withdraw from the Russian market. Among them were companies such as Intel and AMD, which were responsible, among other things, for the supply of processors. So the Russians had no choice but to start producing their own processors. However, it turns out that this will not be possible.

As we read on Tom’s Hardware website “There are several Russian companies designing their own processors, but these chips are made by TSMC and Taiwan no longer allows them to be exported to Russia. As a result, this country he cannot replace foreign transformers with his own“.

Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media says Russian manufacturers delivered just right 8,000 servers and 15,000 computers based on Baikal and Elbrus processors, which are made in Taiwan and designed in Russia.

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According to the head of the ministry, there would be many more servers and computers in the country if only the ordered and manufactured Baikal and Elbrus processors were shipped. Production has been outsourced to other countries, as there are no electronics manufacturing facilities in Russia.

Tom’s Hardware reports that Russia’s most advanced factory can create chips maximum in 90nm lithography. This is a real departure from the chips produced in Taiwan.

Taiwan takes the issue very seriously

After the start of the war in Ukraine, major Taiwanese companies ended their cooperation with Russia. This was due to restrictions imposed on high-tech exports by the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

In June, Taiwanese authorities also announced that the export of processors with a clock speed of 25 MHz or more, and those with a performance of more than 5 GFLOPS, is prohibited. As a result, Russia did not receive electronics that has already been produced.


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