NVIDIA is finally closing its office in Russia. Better late than never

According to the Russian Forbes, by the end of October 2022, NVIDIA will close its office in Russia. Finally.

NVIDIA is going to close the office due to “inability to keep employees working efficiently.” The company is now taking out on chartered planes those who agree to move to offices in other countries.

The company announced to employees about the closure of the office in the aggressor country on September 30, 2022. Until February 2022, more than 300 employees worked at NVIDIA Russia, now there are about 240 people left, mostly engineers. For those who do not want to move, the company will terminate the contract by agreement of the parties with severance pay. The graphic chip manufacturer’s office has been operating in Russia since 2003.

NVIDIA has stopped sales in Russia from March 4, 2022. In July 2022, the company stopped renewing and selling new cloud gaming software licenses to Russian companies. At the time, it was reported that this would make it difficult for Yandex, Sberbank and MTS supercomputers, which use A100 and DGX-2 graphics processors.

We will remind you that recently the US government banned NVIDIA from selling some chips in China.

It seems that partial mobilization was the last straw that forced NVIDIA to finally leave the land of ruscism that won.