Intel and AMD stated today that all shipments to Russia and Belarus would be halted due to restrictions imposed by their respective governments. This means that both countries can no longer access the latest technologies in the consumer and data centre (supercomputer, military, and networking) sectors.
Intel has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and revealed that employee donations and a matching campaign garnered $1.2 million for the relief effort. Intelligence officials are now urging an immediate stop to the conflict and a “quick restoration to peace.” Furthermore, AMD has confirmed that sales and delivery of its products in Belarus and Russia have been halted.
Based on sanctions placed on Russia by the United States and other nations, at this time, AMD is suspending its sales and distribution of our products into Russia and Belarus. It is all AMD products and products we power (PCs, etc.) in Russia and Belarus.”
These declarations come just a few days after the first reports of a supply embargo surfaced. According to an initial report from the Russian news agency RBC, the shipping of AMD and Intel processors has been halted. The magazine was unable to confirm this information with Intel at the time, and neither business issued a public remark.
A representative of the Association of Russian Developers and Manufacturers of Electronics (ARPE) confirmed the suspension of deliveries of Intel and AMD products. And the representative of Intel in Russia did not directly answer whether the company stopped the supply of processors.
According to Tom’s Hardware, the prohibition should have little effect on global sales because the Russian government accounts for barely 0.1 per cent of international shipments. However, the shipment prohibition is expected to extend to other items as well, as TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor maker, is said to be abiding by the penalties. This means that the Baikal chip, developed in-house and manufactured by TSMC, will not be transported to Russia.