US chipmaker Intel announced Tuesday evening that it had suspended all business activities in Russia and had joined other tech companies that withdrew from the country over the invasion of Ukraine.
Intel had already suspended all shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus last month after the US government imposed sweeping sanctions that prevented technology exports to the countries.
With today’s announcement, Intel is closing all business activities in the country, including 1,200 employees in Russia.
“Intel continues to join the global community by condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for a swift return to peace,” Intel announced in a press release on Tuesday evening.
“We have suspended all business activities in Russia with immediate effect, following our earlier decision to suspend all shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus.
Intel says they are working to support all of their Russian employees during the shutdown and have implemented business continuity plans to minimize disruption.
With AMD, Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) suspending all sales and shipments to Russia, the country is facing an IT crisis that could lead to telecommunications outages and business disruptions.
Last month, Russia’s RSPP Communications and IT Commission warned of potential internet service outages due to the lack of available telecom equipment and replacement parts.
The Russian government is also reportedly looking for ways to overcome a public sector data storage crisis as data storage companies, including cloud services, no longer sell to Russia.
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