US chipmaker Intel Corp announced Tuesday it suspended business operations in Russia, joining Western companies to exit the country following its invasion of Ukraine.
“Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for a swift return to peace. Effective immediately, we have suspended all business operations in Russia. This follows our earlier decision to suspend all shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus,” Intel said in a statement.
Intel also said it implemented business continuity measures to minimize disruption to its global operations.
“We are working to support all of our employees through this difficult situation, including our 1,200 employees in Russia,” Intel added.
Meanwhile, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has suspended shipments as Ukraine urged the US cloud-computing and software companies to cut ties with Russia.
Before Russia started to invade Ukraine, servers from IBM, Dell Technologies, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co top the market as companies and government agencies rely on Western technology as the basis for their owned-and-operated IT systems.
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