TSMC has completely stopped supplying to Russia and its upstream suppliers

Recently, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has sparked international condemnation and sanctions. On February 24, after the President of the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Russia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Taiwan also announced that they would sanction Russia. In addition, industry manufacturers including TSMC, Intel, AMD, and others have responded to sanctions against Russia.

According to the "Washington Post" report, after the U.S. government announced sanctions, saying it would cut off half of Russia's high-tech products imports, interrupting Russia's ability to diversify its economy and support its military, unnamed sources revealed that TSMC has completely stopped supplying suppliers. Russia and its upstream suppliers.

The report pointed out that TSMC's customer that no longer manufactures and ships is Russian special application chip maker Elbrus. The report quoted Ticks, an electronics expert from the British defense intelligence company Jen's, as saying that the Russian military and security departments use Elbrus chips for some computing purposes. "Destructive".

According to industry sources, Elbrus has only produced thousands of chips in TSMC, and most of Russia's main dual-use core CPUs still use Intel platforms. With Intel's active cooperation with export control measures, it will also link supply chain-related adjustments.

In addition, chipmaker GF also said it has begun to comply with the rules as well. Karmi Leiman, the company’s head of global government affairs and trade, said the company has a system in place to review and block any prohibited sales to Russia, though he added that the size of the company’s sales to Russian buyers “is not important.”

Intel also said it "complies with all applicable export regulations and sanctions," including new Russia-focused export controls.

Analysts say Russia is vulnerable to an export ban because it does not mass-produce consumer electronics or chips. In particular, it does not produce the highest-end semiconductors needed for advanced computing, an area dominated by Taiwan, South Korea, the United States, Europe, and Japan.

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