FUD Zilla writes MediaTek plans to file criminal and civil charges against Yuan Di-wen, the company's smartphone chip department head, over suspicions of industrial espionage. Not a lot of details were revealed, but prosecutors have taken the matter seriously and have requested a freeze on Yuan's assets and have banned him from travelling pending further court hearings.
Earlier this week the company said that it has “good reason” to believe that it has identified a traitor in its ranks. The company thinks its smartphone chip department head Yuan Di-wen is guilty of industrial espionage. A spokesperson said the company plans to file criminal and civil charges against Yuan and that it has good reasons to do so.
Prosecutors are taking the matter seriously. They have already requested a freeze on Yuan’s assents and he may even be banned from travelling pending further court hearings, reports Want China Times. It is still unclear what if anything Yuan stole from MediaTek, or perhaps more importantly – who did he sell it to?