Chinese chipmaker Jinhua pushes back US’ IP theft accusation
Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co pushed back accusations from the US government on Saturday, saying that the company did not steal technologies and urged the US to stop its “wrong actions.”
In its first official response to the allegations since the US government barred the company from buying key supplies from the US and took legal actions against the company, Fujian Jinhua stressed that it has invested heavily in research and development efforts and has won “a series of patents.”
“Jinhua has always attached great importance to intellectual property protection and has not engaged in any action to steal technologies from other com- panies,” the company said.
Following a lawsuit from US chipmaker Micron Technology Inc in December 2017 accusing Jinhua of stealing its business secrets, the US government moved last week to ban Jinhua from buying US components.
“Micron treats Jinhua’s development as a threat and has taken various actions to block or disrupt Jinhua’s development,” Jinhua said in a statement, adding that the company will “firmly” protect its legitimate rights.
“We request that the US stop these wrong actions and facilitate and promote normal trade and cooperation between companies from both sides.”