The world market has lost Russian resources for the production of electronic components

Despite almost instantly restrictive measures against the Russian Federation by the collective West led by the United States, the Russian leadership did not introduce serious retaliatory measures for a long time. The first wake-up call was the ban on the export of domestic fertilizers, due to which, on the eve of the sowing season, world prices for them rose sharply, and the 2022 harvest in many countries was under threat.

The next serious step is the order of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the transfer of payment for natural gas exported to unfriendly countries to rubles. Due to the refusal to fulfill this condition, deliveries to counterparties in Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany have already been stopped. As a result, electricity prices in European countries have risen.

The Russian government has announced the next significant step in relation to states introducing unilateral restrictive measures - a reduction in the supply of neon produced in the Russian Federation by 30%. Due to its special properties, neon has found wide application in the production of electronic components. Currently, this inert gas is used in the production of integrated circuits.

This measure has become a kind of response to the restriction of the supply of electronic components and finished products manufactured in the West. As a result, the cost of these components on the world market will rise significantly, which will also have a negative impact on Western industry and consumers.
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  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 June 2022 18: 15
    This is an imitation of retaliatory measures against Western sanctions.
    The ban on fertilizers will not hit the enemy, but their possessions, the population of which will be imbued with bestial Russophobia if they start to swell and die of hunger.
    Neon is a by-product in metallurgy, and enemy metallurgy, at least, is not inferior to Russian and can increase output, and this is incomparably faster and easier to do than to establish the production of modern microprocessors.
    Taiwan has imposed a ban on deliveries to the Russian Federation, and not a single electronic device, including microprocessors, works without microprocessors. on airplanes, missiles and radars.
    In an interview with Gazeta.Ru, O. Izumrudov, executive director of RosSHD, spoke about the transfer of the production of Elbrus and Baikal processors from Taiwan to China and the impossibility of transferring it to the Russian Federation.

    The only facility where production can be relocated is SMIC in Shanghai. But the fact is that it also fell under sanctions. Therefore, ASML does not sell them equipment for the new process technology, just like us.

    Here is a reporter’s article next to it - “The Russian plant Mikron will double the production of chips” April 22, 2022:

    Mikron has the ability to manufacture wafers for chips on topologies of 180–90 nm. TSMC launches 2nm process technology and RF plans 28nm process by 2030.

    As they say, no comment.
    1. Leeps Offline Leeps
      Leeps (Alexander) 3 June 2022 10: 38
      Unfortunately yes. But if our industry does not start at least slowly "catching up" with the developed technologies of the West and Asia, then the chances for the future are generally zero.
      Will Russia be able to achieve this in the future?
      I think that in the existing paradigm of power - hardly. There is no responsibility.
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 3 June 2022 11: 42
        Leeps, what do you not like about Western technologies, their quality? And if you like everything, then don’t worry, we shouldn’t shine with our technologies once again. We, thank God, have something to pay and feed good workers. Let them work. laughing
      2. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
        Indifferent 4 June 2022 01: 47
        I would like to make a remark about the 2nm topology. This is impossible in principle. It is necessary to make equipment for photolithography no longer hard gamma quanta, but they are not focused. As for the "farthest" ultraviolet, it is very far from 2 nm. In general, it is physically impossible to make chips with a cutting ability below 50 nm. These are the usual publicity stunts of companies to screw up the market from time to time. This is the same as on the Chinese "tweeter" at 250 milliwatts there was a power of 20 watts. And there one transformer stood at 4 watts. And this lie did not bother anyone. Now give them 2 nm. Liars and dishonest people!
        1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
          Bulanov (Vladimir) 6 June 2022 10: 58
          Well, I can't believe that Russia cannot establish the production of microchips. Can someone slow down this production?
          In the USSR, the first satellite and the first cosmonaut in the world were launched, and now they are blown away? Maybe money is a pity?