Micron workers stole tech secrets to benefit Chinese companies, prosecutors say

December 9, 2017

Prosecutors in Taiwan say two employees of Micron Technology Inc. stole trade secrets in a conspiracy Micron says was spurred by a former senior executive to benefit an emerging competitor in mainland China.

Indictments say the employees took Micron technology to their new Taiwanese employer, which has planned to share it with the Chinese company. Micron sued both companies this week, calling the conspiracy "one of the boldest schemes of commercial espionage in recent times."

BY DAVID STAATS dstaats@idahostatesman.com