lancelot wrote:For the Russian fabs to run at top efficiency AFAIK they must use 90nm process. But 90nm chip more than enough to use for military applications.
Even Su-57's avionics chips AFAIK are 90nm at best. The problem is the civilian government and corporate functions. As well as ordinary people.
I am sure prices will rise but someone will figure out a way to smuggle everything through a huge network of sources and not just those in China.
Russian government needs to figure out a way to make this trade part of the legit market in Russia and extract rent on this activity to sponsor growth of substitutes.
Thats factually incorrect. Unless you mean in a massive order vs smaller one, then you are correct.
Mikron Plant for instance is 65nm, not 90nm. You are mistaken and thinking its Angstrom and Angstrom T (Zelenograd) which is different FAB, which is 130nm and 90nm. And I have no update on that plant.
GS Nanogroup is actually 45nm as well. This was a few years ago I posted about it. Unfortunately that post of mine would be far too back for me to remember exactly which page and what not. But very limited, not entirely sure.
I believe it was Niisi that was the one that made Russia's, or should I say USSR's, FAB equipment. There is nothing stopping them from doing it again. Improving the devices that exist now.
I believe they were looking to localize Elbrus 4S in Russia but dont know.
But now, they will be more active to resolve this issue, and I believe they can do it.
But in time being, they will end up buying Chinese chips and Intel Xeons of the yesteryears for cheap. I mean those chips are perfectly functional for everything. Still play video games with a Gen 1 of the 2011 socket 1650. Now mass buy these as they are at best $20 per chip and full used systems at best for $80.