It is reported that the plan to mass-produce Russian CPUs in their own country is about to fail

Russia, which launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, has pulled various companies out of the market as part of sanctions. In Russia, major CPU manufacturers such as AMD and Intel are also prohibited from exporting and selling semiconductor products in Russia. Therefore, it is necessary to design and develop its own processor in the country, but the semiconductors necessary for the CPU are manufactured in Taiwan, and it is reported that it is difficult to plan to mass-produce the CPU in Russia.

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As part of sanctions against Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, AMD and Intel have stopped selling semiconductor products in Russia since late February 2022. In addition, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), the world's largest semiconductor foundry based in Taiwan, has also announced its participation in the sanctions.

Intel and AMD stop selling semiconductors to Russia, TSMC may also participate in sanctions and affect Russian domestic chips - GIGAZINE

CPU makers such as Yadro and Baikal Electronics in Russia outsource chip manufacturing to TSMC, and it has been pointed out that in Russia it is difficult to replace foreign-made CPUs with home-developed CPUs.

According to the Russian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications , only 15,000 computers and 8,000 servers based on Elbrus and Baikal CPUs designed in Russia and manufactured in Taiwan were shipped in 2022. .

Makut Shadayev, Director General of the Russian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, said, ``Despite all the intellectual property of CPUs belongs to Russia, Russia does not have facilities that can manufacture CPUs, so it is not possible to outsource manufacturing to other countries. 'If all the CPUs we entrusted had shipped without delay, we could have sold more computers and servers this year,' he said.

The process node of CPUs that can be manufactured in Russia is said to be 90nm, but MCST CPUs equipped with TSMC semiconductors can be manufactured at 16nm. As a result, Russian semiconductor manufacturers have outsourced manufacturing to TSMC, but since the sanctions against Russia began, they will not be able to import high-performance semiconductors. Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturers other than TSMC have also stopped shipping to Russia, and Russia is considering introducing low-performance x86 processors made in China.

What is the Chinese x86 chip that will be substituted in Russia that Intel and AMD have banned exports? -GIGAZINE

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