WIN SEMICONDUCTORS:Investigators say Chengdu Gastone offered bribes and jobs to former and current employees in exchange for key technology information
Date: Nov 07, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Win Semiconductors Corp (穩懋半導體) yesterday said investigators suspect some of its
former and current engineers of involvement in the theft of corporate secrets, some of which were sent on to Chinese rival Chengdu Gastone Technology Co (成都嘉石).
The investigation is the latest in a slew of trade-secret thefts linked to the nation’s technology companies, after employees of handset chipmaker MediaTek Inc (聯發科) pleaded guilty of stealing personnel information to be used in talent poaching last month.
Win Semi called on rivals to stop stealing trade secrets, poaching talent or employing any other unfair competition practices, the company said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange. [FULL STORY]