Qualcomm stops selling products to Russian companies

Urging Tibits to stop supplies to Russia, Fedorov said that Qualcomm products are still available in Russia and that it “inadvertently enabled this country to kill thousands of Ukrainians”.

Qualcomm said at its stockholder meeting earlier this month that revenue from Russia and Ukraine accounted for less than 1% of its total revenue.

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  • Last Update:March 17, 2022, 18:07 IST
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Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it has stopped selling its products to Russian companies in compliance with US sanctions after Moscow invaded Ukraine.

The company’s action was disclosed by its senior vice president of government affairs, Nate Tibits, in a tweet in response to a comment by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov.

Urging Tibits to stop supplies to Russia, Fedorov said Qualcomm products are still available in Russia and that it “unintentionally enabled this country to kill thousands of Ukrainians.”

In his response, Tibbits said, “This is wrong. Qualcomm has called for a peaceful solution to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, donating directly to relief organizations and equalizing employee contributions.”

“We comply with US sanctions and laws not selling products to Russian companies,” he said.

Thanks to the move, Fedorov later suggested that the chipmaker could send its satellite phones to Ukrainian rescuers if it wanted to help.

While the invasion has attracted the ire of Western nations and has resulted in many US companies closing operations in Russia, the country has called its actions in Ukraine a “special operation”.

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Qualcomm said at its stockholder meeting earlier this month that revenue from Russia and Ukraine accounted for less than 1% of its total revenue.

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