By: Su Mu-chun and Kuan-lin Liu
Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), the second largest
contract chip maker in Taiwan, and three of its employees were indicted Wednesday for violating the Trade Secrets Act and the Copyright Act.
UMC and the three individuals, surnamed Ho, Wang and Rong, allegedly illegally replicated Micron Technology, Inc. manufacturing techniques for the profit of UMC businesses in China, the Taichung District Prosecutors Office said in its indictment.
Ho and Wang are former employees of Micron Technology, where the former was a section chief and the latter a manufacturing deputy manager, prosecutors said.
In November 2015, Ho joined UMC where he became technical manager for special projects. Wang followed suit in March 2016, joining UMC as a technical manager for component parts, they said. [FULL STORY]