According to a report from Daum.net, South Korean police officers have arrested a senior official (named Mr. Lee) from Samsung LSI who 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 also facing threats in the market as Chinese brands are trying to acquire its partner companies.