Ex-Intel employee tried to steal Optane tech for Micron

Posted on Friday, Nov 30 2018 @ 13:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Register reports Intel is taking legal action against one of its former employees, alleging the engineer tried to steal confidential trade and personnel data related to the 3D XPoint technology. According to the lawsuit filing, the former Intel employee, named Doyle Rivers, wanted to pass these secrets on to Micron, which was Intel's joint-venture partner for 3D XPoint.
Intel alleged that a few days before leaving, "Rivers tried to access and copy a 'top secret' designated Intel file that Intel's electronic security system blocked from being copied."

Chipzilla said the document was related to what it was at pains to say is its "independent" work to productize the 3D XPoint tech into its Optane product line. In other words, blueprints secret to Intel. No one outside Intel, "including Micron" had been privy to such data, the complaint alleged.


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