Six charged with leaking OLED television data

27 Jun 2012


Prosecutors in South Korea have charged six people with leaking OLED technology from Samsung and LG to rivals in China and Taiwan.

LG's OLED technology, along with Samsung's, is at the heart of the investigationThe Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office states the six took information from the companies display affiliates, and passed it on to rival panel makers. The suspects took the information, believed to centre on the two company's 55-inch OLED panels, by using USB devices. They then passed them on to an Israeli company which supplies panels to China and Taiwan. Three others were also charged but not detained, reports International Business Times.

It is believed the details of the panels may already have been passed on to other companies. The news comes as 10 employees of LG are investigated over patent infringement claims from Samsung.

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