Russia's CPU Substitution Plan Hits a Snag
Russian PC makers cannot get Russian CPUs from TSMC, other foundries.

tl;dr: Intel and AMD are not selling their processors to Russia, and processors from Russian companies cannot be manufactured as Taiwan is banning TSMC from doing so, while Russia can only produce chips up to a 90 nm process.


Well, that should nip this war business in the bud!

Intel and AMD did this in February

TSMC did this in June

Oh dear. Please excuse me anon I feel a bit unwell

Lol, you’re right. This news is terribly irrelevant for an article published last week. Why even write it? Western nations have been suffering from a chip shortage for over a year and are rushing to establish domestic production. This feels like more displacement. Taiwan is the most advanced manufacturer of transistors, but China proper is the second most advanced manufacturer; considering Taiwan is recognized as a province of China and the separatist lost the recent elections, the west is in serious trouble rather than Russia. Russia never de-industrialized, and the core of Russia’s industrial base is under central control; while the US has de-industrialized, and it’s only means of central control is bribing it’s capitalist base, which is more interested in banking fraud than production.

What are you talking about?


The first statement is before opening the article and discovering these events are rather old and the war has proceeded regardless.

Ah, got it. Thanks!

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