Senate Subcommittee Chair Disappointed U.S. Chips Found in Russian Weapons

He says U.S. companies have the ability to track their products and do more.

The Senate held a hearing with U.S. microchip manufacturers on Tuesday, reviewing reports that their chips continue to be found in large amounts of Russian military equipment. 

President Biden’s administration imposed sanctions against Russia when the war in Ukraine began in 2022, prohibiting them from purchasing U.S. computer technology. However, U.S. chips continue to be found in newly manufactured Russian weapons acquired from the Ukrainian battlefield. 

Executives from the companies, which include Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Corp, Texas Instruments, and Analog Devices, said that they can’t control which third-party sellers are buying their chips to sell to the Russian military.

Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, chair of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, countered that he knows the companies “have the capacity to trace and track those components well enough to do something more.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Blumenthal and other members of the Senate subcommittee as they seek to hold chip manufacturers accountable for selling products to third parties who supply Russia.
  • For the president and administration officials as they advocate for continued support for Ukraine.

Sources: Reuters, MSN


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