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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 Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 05, 2012 @04:48PM (#39590847)

    I'm no fan of apple, but your barking up the wrong tree. Apple doesn't use AMOLED screens because AMOLED screens don't offer the high resolution that apple wants. Samsung does manufacture the apple 'retina' displays but they are not based on AMOLED technology. No need to call them in as the bad guy here.

  • "Business" as usual (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Dutchmaan (442553) on Thursday April 05, 2012 @04:51PM (#39590879) Homepage

    "According to authorities, the man unsuccessfully attempted to sell the information to a Chinese display manufacturer at that time."

    Call me biased or whatever, but I already knew the word Chinese was gonna be in there before I even read the story.

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