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Nov 02, 2018 07:05 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

U.S.-China Microchip Feud Moves Into Federal Court

The U.S. Justice Department’s move marks the latest escalation in a dispute over intellectual property theft between Jinhua and Micron Technology Inc. Photo: VCG
The U.S. Justice Department’s move marks the latest escalation in a dispute over intellectual property theft between Jinhua and Micron Technology Inc. Photo: VCG

The U.S. has charged chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. with stealing trade secrets from an American peer, the same week Washington cut the company off from its U.S. suppliers.

The action by the U.S. Department of Justice marks the latest escalation in a dispute over intellectual property theft between Jinhua and Micron Technology Inc., which dates back to last year. Allegations of such theft are one of the central issues at the heart of the ongoing China-U.S. trade war, with U.S. President Donald Trump accusing China of stealing technology from America.

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