Chinese and Korean researchers allegedly tried to sell SDC's OLED technology secrets to China

The South Korean prosecution has indicted several officials that allegedly tried to sell OLED technology secrets to China. These officials include Korean and Chinese researchers - and also a professor at a national Korean research institution.

The Korean prosecution says that the suspects sold 5,130 files containing OLED technologies owned by Samsung Display. Some of these officials worked at a local contractor of SDC. They say that the officials were offered around $180,000 from a Chinese company - in exchange for joining the company and delivering OLED technology files.

<--break->This is not the first time that we hear of Chinese and other companies that are accused of OLED technology theft in Korea. In May 2012 employees at Israeli company Orbotech's local Korean branch were accused of leaking OLED technology form both LGD and SDC to several Chinese and Taiwanese companies. But it's not just Chinese companies - in 2012 LGD was charged with stealing OLED secrets from Samsung Display as well.

In 2012 it was also reported that former AUO employees sold AMOLED technology secrets to China's CSoT.

Posted: Jun 29,2018 by Ron Mertens