“In February we posted a detailed report titled ‘TSMC Sues Former Employee for Giving Samsung Trade Secrets,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The report was about TSMC suing a former employee by the name of Liang Mong-song for giving away their crown jewels to Samsung. With TSMC and Samsung fighting it out for Apple’s business every year, this story was an interesting one being that Samsung came out the winner with Apple, of all companies, rewarding Samsung unknowingly.”
“Today, Taiwan’s highest court ruled in favor of TSMC,” Purcher reports. “So what was the message sent to Samsung by the court? According to a new report published this morning, ‘The Supreme Court on August 24 maintained the determination made by the second-instance court, prohibiting Liang from working for Samsung in any form until December 31, 2015.'”
“A lousy four month ban from working at Samsung is the big scary punishment for giving Samsung the ability to lock down Apple’s chip business,” Purcher writes. “And all the while, the employee has been training Samsung engineers all about TSMC’s trade secrets ‘at a Samsung-sponsored university in South Korea.’ The only students that Liang taught at the university were ‘in fact veteran Samsung employees,’ the report disclosed.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Samsung is a filthy, immoral cesspool of a company.
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