Samsung has always been at the forefront of display technology, investing billions of dollars each year in developing new manufacturing techniques for use in a wide variety of products. Unfortunately, for two Samsung Display researchers and another individual, they were caught selling the technology to China. South Korean authorities have charged the three individuals with corporate espionage in favor of China and forced Samsung to pay millions of dollars in damages.
Case focuses more on Samsung using a new method of inkjet printing to produce OLED displays
The identity of those responsible has not been revealed, only their ages; 46 and 37, and both hold senior positions at Samsung Display. The third person happens to be an executive at a display device manufacturer Samsung has worked with in the past. According to a report from Sammobile, they are currently only accused of failing to protect sensitive technology into the wrong hands, which means their penalties in court could be lighter unless there is some fresh evidence. be found.
As for what these three individuals have sold to China, Asia Time reports that Samsung uses inkjet printing to produce OLEDs. It is possible that people involved in the tech secret leak have revealed process specifications that Samsung Display tested in the second half of 2019. After a detailed investigation, the Chinese subsidiary Nationals involved in technology theft have also arrested their senior officials. .
Samsung is said to have invested about $ 8.5 million over the past three years to develop the inkjet specification as this may be the only way that the Korean giant can remain competitive against competition is increasing from Chinese companies such as BOE. Samsung Display could implement this inkjet technique as early as October 2020, becoming the first display manufacturer to do so.
Other Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese are also working on similar inkjet techniques, but they are clearly behind Samsung in every way.
Source: Asia Time