Skip to comments.Russia Keeps Buying Millions of Chips In the West Through "Gaskets" – Dutch Investigation: And it seems that China acts as the main intermediary that helps the russian federation to circumvent sanctions on "dual-use" electronics
Posted on 01/29/2023 5:35:40 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Journalists of the Dutch NOS and Nieuwsuur published a joint investigation about the way how russia receives microcircuits from the Netherlands for weapons production. Chips manufactured by the Dutch NXP and Nexperia companies were found, in particular, in the on-board equipment of russia’s cruise missiles, Ka-52 attack helicopters, "one of the types of self-propelled guns" (probably the 2S19 Msta-SM2) and one of the Iranian-made kamikaze drones. According to RUSI estimates, Dutch-origin chips cover at least 10 out of 27 critical positions for russians of "dual-purpose" electronics. In Order to Prouce Missiles And Other Weapons, russia Buys Millions of Chips In the West Through The production process of the Ka-52 / Illustrative photo
The authors of the investigation say that at least "several hundred deliveries" of electronics from the Netherlands in 2022 were addressed to three enterprises of russia’s military industrial complex, which were on the sanctions list of the West. But then it is worth understanding that russia imports literally several million chips every month, some of them eventually "rolls into the hands" of russia’s defense industry.
That’s ok because the front-company called “O-rings” supplies the west with all of the component parts for their hi-tech weapons as well.
Makes sense for both.
Good for Russia.
Chips is chips.
Dog bites man.
It’s a simple display of capitalism, nothing here to see. Pray harder.
“NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) is a Dutch semiconductor designer and manufacturer with headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The company employs approximately 31,000 people in more than 30 countries. NXP reported revenue of $11.06 billion in 2021.
“Originally spun off from Philips in 2006, NXP completed its initial public offering, on August 6, 2010, with shares trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol NXPI. On December 23, 2013, NXP Semiconductors was added to the NASDAQ 100.”
“Nexperia is a semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.It is a subsidiary of the partially state-owned Chinese company Wingtech Technology. It has front-end factories in Hamburg, Germany and Greater Manchester, England. It is the former Standard Products business unit of NXP Semiconductors (previously Philips Semiconductors). The company’s product range includes bipolar transistors, diodes, ESD protection, TVS diodes, MOSFETs, and logic devices.”
I guess they learned from us buying all the titanium for the SR-71 through back channels.
China has plenty of corrupt and greedy people and companies.
Well, they need something to spend the extra $100 Billion that they made last year from the “sanctions”. The sanctions are by far the biggest welfare payment ever made to Russia. And guess which country is paying the largest amount of money through the higher energy costs comparing 2021 to 2022?
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“Due to their low costs, minimal power consumption, and lower heat generation than their competitors, ARM processors are desirable for light, portable, battery-powered devices, including smartphones, laptops and tablet computers, and other embedded systems. However, ARM processors are also used for desktops and servers, including the world’s fastest supercomputer (Fugaku) from 2020 to 2022. With over 230 billion ARM chips produced, as of 2022, ARM is the most widely used family of instruction set architectures (ISA) and the ISAs produced in the largest quantity.”
Yea, that’s the funny thing. We keep hearing how Russia is getting ‘crushed’ in the economic war, yet somehow there aren’t any reports of things like inflation, shortages, hunger, homelessness, the price of eggs, etc.
Take the L and go home.
These foolish little kinder make this conflict out to be the biggest since the invention of the wheel.
Its a farce, fraud, crime brought by their lying hero Brandon.
No strategic importance what-so-ever.
BUT, the Asian/Pacific rim? Vastly important. Why? Because Taiwan is ground zero for semiconductors. That country falls, and China will own a huge portion of that.
Not to mention all the raw strategic minerals imported to this country from other Asian countries as well as Australia.
Right now, if Taiwan was to fall, this country grinds to a stop in a few short weeks.
Hopefully, they get that chip plant built and running in the USA in short order.
Seeems like I read a few months ago that something like 167 countries refuse to support the US sanctions placed on Russia and Russians.
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