Chi­nese chip­maker Jin­hua pushes back US’ IP theft ac­cu­sa­tion

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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.”

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