The race that brings sustainable display display technology to the market has obviously become so intense that some players resort to corporate espionage.
Prosecutors in South Korea have indicted nine people suspected of missing details about Samsung's flexible display technology. According to Reuters, the leaks included sales of documents in China with relevant information for an equivalent of $ 13.85 million. China, of course, as the mother country of Huawei, which, like South Korea, which deals with Samsung, will soon bring the device with a switchable screen on the market.
Indeed, in October, Huawei confirmed that its folding phone would turn on a bend display as well as 5G connectivity. Meanwhile, Samsung is expected to launch an award-winning smartphone in February at the Mobile World Congress and make it available in March.
Per Reuters, Suwon District Prosecutor's Office in South Korea charged an executive director and eight employees of Toptec Co. Ltd. to sell information earlier this year about Samsung's OLED boards. "The group was accused of forming a separate shell of a company that got information on the use of equipment and panel drawings obtained by the Samsung subsidiary Samsung Display, which sold some of the documents in China for 15.5 billion won ($ 13.85 million), prosecutors said is the office. "
On the other hand, Toptec – the supplier of the equipment needed to produce smartphone panels – refused to charge. In a statement, the company fired: "Our company has never provided industrial technology or business secrets to Samsung's Chinese customer display. Our company will fully cooperate with legal proceedings to find the truth in court."
Of course, Samsung said the incident prompted the company to link security around its technology and secrets. Reuters She also noted that the Samsung Display, according to prosecutors, added an equivalent of more than $ 133 million over six years to the development of omitted technology, which the office called the "national core technology".
As Phone Arena It is highlighted today, the race on the market of complex phones will warm up early next year – in just a few months. And Samsung and Huawei are now key corporate watches. Samsung is making its own screens, while Huawei is being produced by a Chinese manufacturer BOE. Whether Samsung's secrets ended there, this is just another indication that the competition between foldable phone games becomes fierce.