Netherlands’ ASML – a victim of Chinese corporate espionage

In its annual threat assessment, Netherland’s intelligence agency had warned that China is targeting tech companies in the Netherlands for intellectual property theft, just like it does in other countries. In a significant development, Netherland’s ASML disclosed, it has become a victim of Chinese corporate espionage. Luckily the perpetrators who had stolen information did not…

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. Administration efforts aimed at mitigating issues arising out of Beijing’s ‘Made in China 2025’

The U.S. Administration is increasingly boosting efforts to tilt, what has so far been so far in recent history, a one-sided affair, of collaboration and forced technology transfer from the U.S. to China. Beijing’s Made in China 2025 industrial policy has opened the administration’s eye to China’s furtive motives of leveraging the dual benefits of…

U.S. International Trade Commission rules in favor of TiVo against Comcast Corp

The case refers to alleged patent violations by Comcast on TiVo’s X1 set-top box. Comcast has said it will go on appeal. On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Rovi Corp, now known as TiVo Corp, while prohibiting Comcast Corp from importing and selling certain types of Rovi’s Xfinity X1…