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.

You don’t need modern chips for military purposes, which is the part that really needs to be domestic. Even US military uses chips that are decades old because they’re considered reliable. Meanwhile, China will happily sell chips for the consumer market. China just invested 143 billion into ramping up domestic chips production, and if you think they’re 15-20 years behind you’re living in a fantasy land. So, not really sure what specifically you think isn’t looking good for Russians here.

Meanwhile, US trying to keep China from catching up in chip tech has been an unmitigated disaster. As one of the founding fathers of America’s semiconductor industry so eloquently put it: "The US government is run by idiots who don’t understand the industry”.

And a few more articles for you to sober up on:

Never claimed that the Chinese are that far behind but they just don’t have the same production capabilities as Taiwan or Korea. That might change in a few years tho.

And I guess losing access to modern production facilities in Taiwan ain’t no biggie for the Russians as they plan to produce their own 28nm chips by 2030 (28nm was introduced in 2011 btw) so maybe I’ll game on a Russian CPU by 2055 lol.

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