Taiwan Chip Executives Charged with Industrial Espionage

Law360, New York (December 7, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two top executives and a staffer of VIA Technologies Inc., the world's second-largest maker of chipsets for personal computers, have been charged with industrial espionage, copyright violations and breach of trust, according to local news sources.

The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office charge the executives sent the employee to work at a rival Taiwanese firm, D-Link Corp., to illegally obtain chip-testing simulation software, according to court documents.

The defendants are VIA chairwoman Cher Wang and her husband Wenchi Chen, who is also the firm's president.

Wang and...
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