Samsung exec accused of stealing Exynos trade secrets
As if Samsung had enough to tamp down with the Galaxy Note 7 recall, we now hear of trade secret subterfuge from within the chaebol’s ranks.
According to a report from Korean broadcaster SBS, one executive Lee was arrested by police, warranted for accusations of stealing and selling documents about some advanced semiconductor technologies to Chinese firms.
Those papers related to details about the 14nm technology being used in the Exynos 8890 and a 10nm die being used for the processor that’s to be in the Galaxy S8 — perhaps the Exynos 8895. Samsung is suing Lee while the investigation into
In 2013, Thomas Chien was indicted for stealing HTC’s trade secrets while he was vice president of design at the company, along with other design team members.