Justice Department Charges Chinese-Controlled Firm With Semiconductor Trade Secret Theft From Micron Technologies

Nov 02, 2018 - Fortune

The Justice Department has charged a Chinese firm controlled by its government with the theft of semiconductor technology trade secrets worth nearly $9 billion. The grand-jury indictments were announced on Nov. 1, along with an initiative to counter what the agency called a growing threat of industrial espionage led by the Chinese government.

One state-controlled firm in China, its partner in Taiwan, and three individuals were charged with carrying out the theft of trade secrets from Micro...