Russia's 7 billion rubles supports the expansion of Mikron

After the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Russia is facing a chip shortage crisis due to sanctions from the West. Earlier this year, Mikron, Russia's largest semiconductor manufacturer, prepared an investment project to triple its production capacity (up to 6,000 wafers per month) for the production of 180-90nm chips. However, in order to implement this project, the company needs about 10 billion rubles (about 1.14 billion yuan).

Recently, the Russian government announced that it will spend 7 billion rubles (about 800 million yuan) to support Mikron, Russia's largest semiconductor company, to increase its chip production capacity, but these funds are guaranteed by Mikron's production equipment for 10 years. loan .

It is understood that Mikron can currently produce semiconductors with process technologies ranging from 0.18 microns to 90 nanometers, which are not advanced and mature enough to produce transportation cards, the Internet of Things, and even some general-purpose processor chips.

It is reported that Mikron is the only semiconductor supplier in Russia that can produce chips above 180nm, and it is also the largest chip company in Russia at present, which can be both foundry and design. The remaining companies such as Angstrem mainly use 600nm technology to manufacture products for the military-industrial complex (MIC). Mikron's revenue in 2021 is 5.69 billion rubles and its net profit is 257 million rubles.

In April this year, the Russian government announced a new semiconductor plan, which is expected to invest 3.19 trillion rubles (about 38.43 billion US dollars) by 2030. The funds will be used to develop local semiconductor production technology, domestic chip development, data center infrastructure, local talent training, and market promotion of self-made chips and solutions. Among them, in terms of semiconductor manufacturing, Russia plans to invest 420 billion rubles (about 5 billion US dollars) to develop new manufacturing processes and subsequent improvements. One of the short-term goals is to use the 90nm manufacturing process to increase local chip production by the end of 2022, and one of the longer-term goals is to achieve 28nm chip process manufacturing by 2030.

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