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Faulty chips for Russia

China apparently has been supplying defective chips to Russia en masse since the war in Ukraine broke out. The failure rate of semiconductors exported from China to Russia increased by 1,900 percent in recent months, reports the IT publication The Register, citing the Russian business daily Kommersant. Kommersant quotes an unnamed informant in the Russian electronics industry as saying that prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, two percent of Chinese chips were broken. The failure rate increased to 40 percent since the invasion. Even two percent is actually too high, writes the IT trade magazine Golem.

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