Apple, Dell and Ikea suspend business operations in Russia


Western resistance to the Russian invasion of Ukraine went beyond state-sponsored sanctions. In recent days, a host of large corporations have withdrawn from Russia and refuse to do business in the country. Notable tech industry members on this list include Apple and Dell, who have both decided to suspend all sales of their products in Russia. Swedish retail giant Ikea has closed all its stores in Russia and suspended its supply of products from Russia and Belarus. On his decision to withdraw from RussiaIkea said: “The war has both a huge human impact and is causing severe disruption to the supply chain and business conditions, which is why business groups have decided to temporarily suspend IKEA operations in Russia. .”

In other news, some news from the world of sustainable transport. Sony and Honda have signed a protocol of agreement to join forces in the design and marketing of electric vehicles. Under the agreement, Honda will design, manufacture and market the first model while Sony will create the mobile services platform. The goal is to combine Honda’s automotive engineering skills with Sony’s mobile and image sensor expertise. Honda’s goal is to eventually transition to a line of cars based entirely on electric vehicles by 2040.

Finally, the third HTSN CI Summit will take place April 6-8 at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center outside of Dallas, Texas. The event, which aims to bring together custom integrators from across the group’s extensive network, will include members-only meetings, training programs and exclusive vendor access. The event will also include approximately 25 key HTSN vendor partners such as Sony, Samsung, CEDIA and D&H.

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