EE Times reports South Korean prosecutors have arrested two executives from Applied Materials who allegedly stole Samsung process technology details and passed them on to Hynix.
The information stolen included manufacturing process technology details for DRAMs and NAND flash memory as well as investment plans for chip production, which were passed on to Hynix Semiconductor Inc., the reports said.
The identity of the indicted executives is not clear. One is identified by his family name as Kwak, according to a Korea Herald report. The other is said to be an official at the South Korean subsidiary of Applied Materials. A Hynix executive identified by family name Han was accused of receiving the stolen information, the report said.