Chinese businessman charged with conspiring to steal GE’s semiconductor tech

The Justice Department charged a Chinese businessman with conspiring to steal trade secrets from General Electric related to the U.S. company’s advanced semiconductor technology in an alleged scheme to make millions of dollars producing and selling the purloined technology in China.

Chi Lung Winsman Ng, the 64-year-old vice president of sales for a Chinese semiconductor company who lives in Hong Kong, was indicted Thursday for allegedly conspiring with an unnamed GE engineer (known in the charging documents only as Co-Conspirator #1) to steal GE’s trade secrets tied to its advanced silicon carbide metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor technology, electronics that regulate the flow of electricity in devices used in wind turbines, solar inverters,
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