Rosatom, Aquarius and GS Group plan to produce printed circuit boards in Russia

by alex

They will create a joint venture to produce full-cycle circuit boards

A source in the radio electronics market told the publication «Kommersant» that NPO «Critical Information Systems» (part of Rosatom), «Aquarius» group and the GS Group holding plan to create a joint venture for the production of full-cycle printed circuit boards. The company must sign an agreement of intent at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which takes place on June 5–8. 

Interlocutor «Kommersant» said that the printed circuit boards created by the joint venture will be used in various equipment: telecommunications and computing equipment, industrial automation and data storage systems. Another source said that Russian companies will invest several tens of billions of rubles in the project. A number of Russian regions are being considered as a site for locating production, but the final decision has not yet been made.

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Experts believe that Rosatom may be interested in its own production of printed circuit boards to use them for the Atom electric car. Moreover, electric cars, on average, require about 30% more printed circuit boards than cars with an internal combustion engine. However, when producing printed circuit boards in Russia, the economic component of the project is not entirely clear, experts note: to produce such products in China — cheaper. GS Group themselves, «Aquarius» and Rosatom have not yet confirmed the creation of a joint venture.

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