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November 21, 2008

Former Silicon Valley engineers from China to be sentenced in economic espionage case

According to AP: “Two engineers from China who pleaded guilty to the rare charge of economic espionage against the U.S. are facing sentencing today, in a case that highlights national security threats surrounding sensitive technologies. Fei Ye, a U.S. citizen, and Ming Zhong, a permanent resident of the U.S., admitted in 2006 that they stole computer chip designs from their Silicon Valley employers and tried to smuggle the secrets to China to launch a government-backed startup there. The engineers each face a maximum of 30 years in prison.”

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