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AMD claims former managers stole secrets, before joining Nvidia

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Over 150,000 documents allegedly involved. AMD has filed a lawsuit against four former managers, alleging that they operated a spying ring within the company, before eventually jumping ship and joining major rivals Nvidia. The graphics chipmaker filed the lawsuit in a Massachusetts district court this week. "This is an extraordinary case of trade secret transfer/misappropriation and ...

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Yet no one at AMD bother to exit interview him? Better still, why not check on downloaded emails. Naive on AMD's part.
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hah
#3
Not sure I buy it. Sounds like more grasping to excuse their floundering. Besides, I haven't seen any evidence of this in Nvidia's products.

Unfortunately AMD has lost their edge, is making stupid "innovations" and generally has earned their poor stock performance, and is probably pulling an apple to keep floating.
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Originally posted by Tarsellis:
Not sure I buy it. Sounds like more grasping to excuse their floundering. Besides, I haven't seen any evidence of this in Nvidia's products.

Unfortunately AMD has lost their edge, is making stupid "innovations" and generally has earned their poor stock performance, and is probably pulling an apple to keep floating.
No evidence in the hardware yet..... No doubt the chip technology if valuable will be reworked to cover up any signs of industrial theft.

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Originally posted by TrinUK:
Originally posted by Tarsellis:
Not sure I buy it. Sounds like more grasping to excuse their floundering. Besides, I haven't seen any evidence of this in Nvidia's products.

Unfortunately AMD has lost their edge, is making stupid "innovations" and generally has earned their poor stock performance, and is probably pulling an apple to keep floating.
No evidence in the hardware yet..... No doubt the chip technology if valuable will be reworked to cover up any signs of industrial theft.
The hardware wouldn't show up relatively overnight either. The lawsuit says July 2012 but nVidia would have to look over the documents and identify useful optimizations. I think the likely result of this, if true, would be small optimizations showing up in nVidia's chips from concepts extracted from the documents which would make proving theft very difficult if not impossible.

Doesnt expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected and therefore mean youre expecting the expected which was the unexpected until you expected it?
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