Qualcomm said on Wednesday that it had stopped selling its products to Russian companies. This step is due to the need to follow the US sanctions imposed against Russia against the backdrop of recent geopolitical events.
Information about the termination of Qualcomm’s work with companies from Russia was disclosed by the senior vice president of the company for relations with the authorities Nate Tibbits on Twitter in response to a comment by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mikhail Fedorov. The company later confirmed this information on its official Twitter account .
Calling on Qualcomm to stop deliveries to Russia, Fedorov said that Qualcomm products are still available in Russia. In response, Tibbits stated, ” That’s not true. <..> We comply with US sanctions and laws, we do not sell products to Russian companies .” He also added that the company made donations to charitable organizations to help the victims.
Note that Qualcomm produces a huge range of chips, and these are not only single-chip platforms for smartphones. The company also produces chips for telecommunications and networking equipment, IoT devices, set-top boxes, and more.
A source: Reuters