It was revealed that an worker of SEMES, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, leaked crucial data on Samsung’s new know-how to China for giant sums of cash.
On January 16, the Protection Enterprise and Industrial Expertise Crime Investigation Division of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Workplace introduced that it had arrested and indicted former SEMES worker ‘A‘ (age 47) on prices of violating the Industrial Expertise Safety Act and the Unfair Economic system Prevention Act (publicity of commerce secrets and techniques overseas, and many others.).
On the identical time, ‘B,‘ an worker working for ‘A,’ ‘C,‘ a dealer leaking know-how data, and ‘D,‘ a consultant working for ‘A,’ had been arrested and indicted for violating the Industrial Expertise Safety Act. One other worker, ‘E,‘ was indicted with out detention.
In keeping with the prosecution, ‘A’ was charged with illegally buying the core drawings of supercritical semiconductor gear developed by SEMES from ‘D’ after which passing them over to China by the dealer in June 2021.
He’s additionally accused of leaking technical details about a single-layer phosphoric acid cleansing gear developed by SEMES to the workers of the corporate that he established.
‘A’ can also be accused of embezzling about 2.7 billion KRW (~2.2 million USD) in firm funds from July 2019 and October 2022 through the use of a paper firm established below the title of an acquaintance.
After being arrested in Could 2022 and indicted for violating the Industrial Expertise Safety Act, ‘A’ was launched on bail in November 2022 however was arrested once more.
SEMES suffered a lack of about 35 billion KRW (28.3 million USD) because of the crimes of ‘A’ and his cohorts, and it’s anticipated that there will likely be trillions of KRW (billions of USD) in damages on account of SEMES and Samsung not having the manufacturing benefit.