back to article Crystal balls up: Chip design shop XTAL must cough up $223m for pinching trade secrets

Silicon Valley semiconductor outfit XTAL has been ordered by a court to fork out $223m in damages for stealing trade secrets from rival ASML. The biz was found guilty by a jury in Santa Clara County of pressuring ASML employees to hand over details of the Dutch company's source code, user manuals and image models. XTAL was …

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