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Samsung Employees Conspired To Sell AMOLED Tech; 11 Arrested 93

Posted by timothy
from the theft-is-intellectual-property dept.
zacharye writes with this snippet from BGR: "Nearly a dozen suspects have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the theft and sale of AMOLED display technology under development at Samsung. Yonhap News Agency on Thursday reported that 11 suspects either currently or formerly employed by Samsung Mobile Display have been arrested. One 46-year-old researcher at Samsung is believed to have accepted a payment of nearly $170,000 from an unnamed 'local rival firm' in exchange for trade secrets pertaining to proprietary Samsung technology used in the company's AMOLED panels..."
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Samsung Employees Conspired To Sell AMOLED Tech; 11 Arrested

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  • by AikonMGB (1013995) on Thursday April 05, 2012 @04:46PM (#39590825) Homepage

    Consider the readership demographic: either you already know what AMOLED is (it is fairly well known in mobile tech circles), or you are sufficiently cognizant to look it up yourself.

  • by Intrepid imaginaut (1970940) on Thursday April 05, 2012 @04:53PM (#39590905)

    I haven't the time to look up every acronym and backronym on the entire internet. I strongly suspect very few people do. As a basic standard any news reporter should clarify at a minimum the more eldritch terms. And this isn't being particularly picky, it is a literal journalistic standard.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 05, 2012 @05:02PM (#39591033)
    Also means it's time to invest into Samsung as the competition is placing bounties on their tech.
  • by cos(0) (455098) <pmw+slashdot@qnan.org> on Thursday April 05, 2012 @05:27PM (#39591383) Homepage

    Is that a way to justify theft?

    Some people also benefit from armored money trucks spilling their cargo over a highway.

    But it raises the cost of doing business, and ultimately society pays a price for that.

  • by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968@@@gmail...com> on Thursday April 05, 2012 @06:47PM (#39592215) Journal

    Sadly not, don't forget that all those blown caps in the early 00s was due to corporate espionage, they stole only part of the formula and tried to "fill in the blank" and got it wrong, causing untold losses from prematurely blown boards.

    Also what you are advocating is basically a form of "race to the bottom" which as we have seen really only gets you garbage. There is a reason why a PC I build for a customer lasts so long it gets passed down to several family members while that $300 Dell special gets shitcanned 3 weeks after the warranty is gone, and that is because of quality parts. I make sure i have the best parts, from solid caps to high quality fans, whereas the Dell uses the cheapest shit they can get their hands on.

    If a company can't make any money from their tech because it'll be stolen they just won't invest in any R&D that costs any real money which gets you a race to the bottom where everyone is making the same shit, just using shittier and shittier parts. See all the cheap ass Android tablets for an example and i'm sure most would agree that the vast majority are absolute garbage, totally designed for the dump, and are just a complete waste.

I'm all for computer dating, but I wouldn't want one to marry my sister.

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