An Intel Corp technician looks through a microscope as he inspects a silicon wafer. Four former engineers of Applied Materials were charged in the US in a plot to steal chip designs and sell them to a Chinese start-up. Photo: AP An Intel Corp technician looks through a microscope as he inspects a silicon wafer. Four former engineers of Applied Materials were charged in the US in a plot to steal chip designs and sell them to a Chinese start-up. Photo: AP
An Intel Corp technician looks through a microscope as he inspects a silicon wafer. Four former engineers of Applied Materials were charged in the US in a plot to steal chip designs and sell them to a Chinese start-up. Photo: AP
Crime

US charges four engineers with stealing chip designs to sell to rival Chinese start-up

The four are also accused of trying to lure investors to the start-up that would have competed with their former US employer, Applied Materials

Topic |   Crime
An Intel Corp technician looks through a microscope as he inspects a silicon wafer. Four former engineers of Applied Materials were charged in the US in a plot to steal chip designs and sell them to a Chinese start-up. Photo: AP An Intel Corp technician looks through a microscope as he inspects a silicon wafer. Four former engineers of Applied Materials were charged in the US in a plot to steal chip designs and sell them to a Chinese start-up. Photo: AP
An Intel Corp technician looks through a microscope as he inspects a silicon wafer. Four former engineers of Applied Materials were charged in the US in a plot to steal chip designs and sell them to a Chinese start-up. Photo: AP
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