U.S. Indicts Companies in China, Taiwan for Semiconductor Spying

The U.S. Justice Department unveiled an indictment against two companies based in China and Taiwan and three individuals, saying they conspired to steal trade secrets from U.S. semiconductor company Micron Technology Inc. relating to its research and development of memory storage devices. The charges against Taiwan-based United Microelectronics Corp., China state-owned Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. and three individuals who once worked for a unit of Micron mark the fourth case brought by the Justice Department since September as part of a broader crackdown against alleged Chinese espionage on U.S. companies.