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TSMC Sues Over Trade-Secret Leak to Samsung

2/6/2015 09:28 AM EST
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resistion
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What are the options for advanced nodes
resistion   2/7/2015 8:38:07 AM
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It is almost certain one has to use FinFETs for sub-20 nm so won't FinFET optimization be carried out anyway? Isn't high-k already known to be required to be a 28 nm option? Wouldn't Intel have been a better reference to use?

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What's sauce for the goose
escher   2/7/2015 2:51:26 AM
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Industry lore has it that TSMC also jump started its foundry business by using people from US IDMs along with the IP that they brought with them. Now Samsung may be playing the same game with them.

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Re: TSMC Sues Over
docdivakar   2/6/2015 12:53:48 PM
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The case of Liang Mong-song vs. TSMC is quite interesting. TSMC must have had some strong evidence that he took company secrets with him to Samsung. Otherwise, whatever he carried in his head as state-of-the-art knowledge on advanced node semiconductor technology may not be claimed by TSMC depending on where the case is prosecuted. California for example does not have any non-compete clauses that typicall restrict employees working at competitions for X number of years (typically 1 to 2 years).

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