Senior Samsung official arrested for trying to sell company secrets to Chinese competitors

Samsung is one of the largest electronics brands in the world, and it spends a considerable amount of capital every year for research and development. The company was the first to introduce a 14nm-based chipset for smartphones, and it is already developing 10nm-based Exynos chipsets. Now, reports indicate that a senior official from Samsung was trying to sell its confidential information to Chinese competitors.

According to a report from, South Korean police officers have arrested a senior official (named Mr. Lee) from Samsung LSI. The official was trying to sell confidential information regarding the company’s semiconductor technology to competing brands based out of China. It includes confidential information about Samsung’s 14nm and 10nm fabrication processes. Samsung is reportedly suing the official, and the prosecution is planning to investigate further into this matter.

Samsung is yet to release information about its upcoming Exynos chipset based on 10nm process. However, the report states the Galaxy S8, which will be released next year, will use this 10nm-based SoC. Currently, Samsung is also facing threats in the market as Chinese brands are trying to acquire its partner companies.


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Good, but want to know more news on the next Exynos 9 processor.


How will Deidre stick up for this guy? Totally kidding. Still luv ya Deidre! Though that last editorial was sha sha shady.


Good! Samsung should send him in prison for life!

off-topic. Can someone from SamMobile team do a review about Galaxy’s Camera feature Selective Focus? Now i know that feature was introduced with the Galaxy S5 and it wasn’t that great, but since the Galaxy S7 has a dual pixel..I was wondering if it does a better job than the S5?