“Eleven people, including executives from the world’s No. 2 maker of liquid-crystal display (LCD) panels, were indicted Sunday on charges of leaking or taking core display technology from Samsung,” Yonhap reports. “Six other suspects involved in the incident were former or current researchers at Samsung Mobile. ‘Our company, which claims about 97 percent of the world’s organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen market, is now on the verge of losing trillions of won from the leak,’ an official from Samsung said.”
Yonhap reports, “Samsung condemned LG’s alleged involvement as a grave crime and said the company must take responsibility for the incident, which it argued was masterminded at the corporate level… Meanwhile, LG Display refuted the allegations and announced it will sue Samsung for defamation in the future. ‘LG Display’s products boast excellent technology and even received a presidential award with the OLED panel for 55-inch screens,’ the company said. ‘We do not need Samsung’s technology which works under a totally different display system,’ it added.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good ol’ Karma, she never fails.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
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Now Samsung slavishly copies Apple’s Mac mini – June 1, 2012
Samsung Mobile chief ‘designer’ denies that Samsung’s instinct is to slavishly copy Apple – March 23, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung shamelessly steals Apple’s iPhone 3G design – again – January 3, 2012
Slavish copier Samsung uses girl actress from iPhone 4S ad for Galaxy Tab 8.9 spot (with video) – January 2, 2012
Now Samsung’s slavishly copying Apple’s iPad television ads (with videos) – December 30, 2011
Judge: Can you tell me which is iPad and which is yours? Samsung lawyer: ‘Not at this distance your honor’ – October 14, 2011
Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Apple to Samsung: ‘Blatant copying is wrong’ – April 18, 2011
Apple sues Samsung for attempting to copy look and feel of iPhone, iPad – April 18, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008