The United States will Deny Companies Access to American Technologies because of Russian Support
The White House is discussing blocking companies that support Russia from accessing American Technologies. This includes semiconductors. As reported by the White House, US exports to Russia have already dropped by 97% in just a few months.
The US Department of Commerce will take action against companies that support Russia, preventing them from buying US-origin products and technologies, such as semiconductors.
The Treasury Department will impose prohibitive sanctions on individuals linked to Russia’s complicity in tax evasion. A separate alert will also be issued to financial institutions to help detect potential export control violations.
In coordination with the Group of Seven, the United States intends to impose sanctions on companies from several countries and tariffs on hundreds of Russian products.
The White House said G7 leaders would agree and expand sanctions aimed at restricting Russia’s access to key industrial resources, services and technologies, especially those that support Russia’s military industrial base and technology sector.
The US State Department and Treasury will further restrict Russia’s defense supply chains, imposing sanctions on major state defense companies, as well as defense research institutions and dozens of other defense-related entities and individuals.
In connection with Congress’ abolition of Russia’s trading status in the United States, the country will impose higher tariffs on more than 570 batches of Russian goods.
In addition, the leaders of the Group of Seven major industrialized countries intend to limit Russia’s income, including from gold. The US Treasury will issue a decision prohibiting the import of Russian gold into the country.
In June, the media reported that Baikal Electronics froze the production and sale of Baikal-S server processors due to the Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC’s refusal to conclude new contracts.
Also, problems arose with TSMC in already produced batches of processors for Baikal-M computers and laptops, and the manufacturer refused to ship them to the Russian Federation due to sanctions.
Earlier, Baikal Electronics assured that the new sanctions will not affect current work on the development of domestic processors.
Until February 2022, in Russia, Baikal Electronics (Baikal series processors on ARM architecture) and MCST JSC (processors on Elbrus architecture) were developing and mass producing their processors for government agencies and enterprises. All modern processors of the Baikal and Elbrus series are produced at the Taiwanese factory of TSMC.
Russian manufacturers do not have the necessary equipment and technology to produce such systems (65nm is still offered). In Taiwan, SPC Elvis also ordered the production of the Skif system on a chip, which the company plans to implement in Russian mobile devices this year.
Meanwhile, China is developing a RISC-V-based processor architecture, as the path to American technologies is closed to many companies in China. The RISC-X architecture will be open and free not only for the Chinese, but also for companies in other countries.