Alan Patterson, EETimes
5/4/2017 00:01 AM EDT
TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest chip foundry, said it is prosecuting a former employee for leaking intellectual property in its second such case in the past five years.
The employee, who TSMC only identified by his surname, Hsu, printed out what the company called an “abnormal volume” of documents related to the company’s 28nm process technology. The employee also said he planned to resign from TSMC and join rival foundry Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Co. (HLMC).
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