Chipmaker UMC pleads guilty to trade secret theft, China’s bid to steal propriety chip designs unravelled

In a significant development United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) stated, it has pleaded guilty to trade secret theft in the United States, and will be paying a fine of $60 million and will cooperate with the prosecution of China’s Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd. Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had indicted…

Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd pleads not guilty in U.S. intellectual property theft case

Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit is a self-proclaimed national leader in China’s tech industry. On Thursday, Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd, a Chinese chipmaker pleaded not guilty to U.S. allegations that it stole trade secrets. In October 2018, U.S. authorities added, Fujian Jinhua to the list of entities that cannot purchase components, technology or software…

Semiconductor ties between Taiwan and China comes under scrutiny

The development is likely to make a significant dent in China’s ambition to become a global player in the semiconductor industry. The decision by the United States to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker underscores growing tensions between the two countries over China’s ambition to become a global player in the computer chip…

U.S. Commerce Department places Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd on U.S. exports restriction list

The development comes midst allegations that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd stole intellectual property from U.S. chip company Micron Technology Inc. In a strategic development, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has placed Chinese state-backed chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd on a list of entities that cannot purchase components, software and technology goods…