Intel and AMD stop selling processors to Russia

Intel and AMD stop selling processors to Russia

The leading company in the sector in Taiwan, TSMC, also suspended relations with the European country

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has had a global impact and has led to decision-making by various sectors that have set their position on the matter. In recent days, the common denominator has been the condemnation of the invasion of the Russian army in Ukrainian territory and from there things have moved towards the suspension of relations with the State headed by Vladimir Putin and the companies of that country. The most recent blow comes from the major semiconductor companies and manufacturers.


In the midst of Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine, companies such as Intel and AMD have reacted in this regard and announced that they have suspended commercial relations with the European country. The above after an Intel representative confirmed the decision in a statement sent to the Tom’s Hardware site : “Intel complies with all applicable export regulations and sanctions in the countries in which it operates, including the new sanctions issued by OFAC ( Office of Foreign Assets Control) and the regulations issued by the BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security).


Also, AMD confirmed to the site that the decision is the same on their part, so they have suspended the sale of processors to Russia. Now, so far, it is known that Intel and AMD chips and processors whose sale has been prohibited for the Russian market are those used in scientific and military sectors, not those for civilian use, but it is expected that in the coming days the ban includes them as well.

On the other hand, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) did the same, announcing that it has stopped commercial agreements with Russia. In this case, the impact is greater for the Russian industry because although it has companies specialized in the sector, all its semiconductors and processors are manufactured by TSMC, so at this time there is no way for the product to reach Russian soil in the East of Europe.

These actions by the semiconductor and processor sector are added to the wave of sanctions and restrictions applied against Russia and ordered by other powers such as the United States, Germany, France and England. In the world of video games, the situation has not been different because, although there are currently no market restrictions, different companies have expressed their rejection of the war , have made changes to the content of their video games and have launched campaigns support for citizens of Ukraine .


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