CHINA CONNECTION: A Chinese firm’s owner recruited Chen Shih-yu to help him enlist the services of a BenQ Materials engineer and steal schematics from A-Lumen
Date: Jun 19, 2019
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Taichung District Court yesterday found a businessman guilty of stealing proprietary technology and selling it to China, handing him an 18-month prison sentence and a NT$2 million (US$63,436) fine.
Chen Shih-yu (陳世彧) was convicted on two counts of contravening the Trade Secrets Act (營業秘密法) for the theft of proprietary technology from local firms, which he sold to Chengdu Trailblazer Technology Co (成都領航科技), based in China’s Sichuan Province.
The court said that investigators had uncovered evidence of Chen’s illegal activities, which began when he was general manager and then special assistant to the president of Taichung-based A-Lumen Machine Co from 2010 to 2012.
He reportedly held the top jobs because he is a relative of A-Lumen owner Lu Chun-lin (呂俊麟).