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    The government announced plans to launch a subsidy for mass production of civilian electronics. Thus, the authorities intend to increase the production of laptops, computers, tablets. In general, the Ministry of Industry and Trade intends to increase the amount of funds allocated to support the industry in 2023 from 144 billion rubles. up to 210 billion rubles. Experts and market participants consider the initiative appropriate: banks are not ready to issue loans for such projects due to high risks.

    “serial production of electronic equipment,” two sources who were present at the meeting told Kommersant. According to one of them, such a measure implies support for companies that plan to produce electronics for the consumer segment – tablets, smartphones, laptops and personal computers.

    Now companies can receive subsidies for the development of components or the launch of production at the same time, the release of commercial batches of products is a capital-intensive process, and state support is also needed here, explains a top manager of a large Russian electronics manufacturer. The parameters of the subsidy, according to him, are not yet clear, “but the total amount of state support for the industry will increase from 144 billion rubles. in 2022 to 210 billion rubles. in 2023.” The measure is under development and will be launched after agreement with all interested departments and the government in the prescribed manner, Kommersant was told at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The Ministry of Digital Transformation did not respond to “Kommersant”.

    Since the end of 2021, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and market participants have been discussing new mechanisms to support the development, production of computer technology and consumer electronics. Among them, for example, is the mechanism of end-to-end projects, according to the concept of which large consumers of electronics (for example, banks) will provide manufacturers with guaranteed demand for equipment that has not yet been produced: servers, software and hardware systems, data storage systems, etc. But the mechanism of end-to-end projects still not launched (see “Kommersant” dated February 4).

    Another measure to support the industry was the preferential lending mechanism for electronics manufacturers, established by the 407th government decree. According to it, companies can get a loan at a reduced rate. According to Kommersant‘s interlocutor in the government, the loan amount should be from 3 to 100 billion rubles, and at the moment agreements have been concluded with a number of large Russian banks to issue 100 billion rubles. under this program until the end of 2022, in 2023 the Ministry of Digital Development expects to increase the volume of loans issued to 170 billion rubles. Sources of Kommersant in the IT market say that Yadro and Aquarius, among others, have requested state support under Decree 407.

    Subsidies from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture have proven themselves well in Russia, allowing banks and companies to provide preferential loans to borrowers in priority industries, to compensate for part of capital costs, and to finance R&D, Aquarius noted: “Such a practice should be fully extended to microelectronics.”

    Current support mechanisms make it possible to obtain a subsidy for the production of an experimental, rather than a commercial series of electronics, explains the director of the Promobit company (in 2022, developed the Bitblaze laptop) Maxim Koposov: “At the same time, it is virtually impossible to get even a non-concessional loan for the production of commercial batches of electronics.” Banks are not ready to participate in such projects primarily because demand is not guaranteed, he says. retail chains in order to compete with foreign technology, says a Kommersant source close to the ministry: “The subsidy will help reduce the cost of equipment, as well as quickly occupy market segments that may not be occupied due to the departure of foreign companies.” He adds that, most likely, the key condition for obtaining a subsidy will be the localization of electronics production in Russia.

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