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AMD Accuses Former Employees of Revealing Secrets to Nvidia.

Started by: fanboyslayer | Date 01/17/13 01:18:08 AM
Comments: 9 | Last Comment:  01/23/13 02:12:15 AM

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Spies Like Us
0 0 [Posted by: fanboyslayer  | Date: 01/17/13 01:18:08 AM]
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0 4 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 01/17/13 01:36:43 AM]
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Not sure what you mean by 'DAMN' am not familiar with this reference, its not clear who you don't believe or what you think is unfair here.

When you download documents on corporate networks everything is logged. Unusual download activity months after you put down your resignations and even right upto the date you put down the resignations will be meticulously monitored. Its pretty obvious if your file traffic goes up just before you resign and right after it when you serve your notice periods.

These things are not taken lightly, whether they shared it with anyone in Nvidia or they are guilty of taking it to Nvidia will be handled by the courts based on logs and other technically verified evidence admissible in a court of law.
4 0 [Posted by: vanakkuty  | Date: 01/17/13 01:56:02 AM]
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Vanakkuty I believe he is referring to the reference that was briefly used after the ATI merger with AMD of DAAMIT (being an amalgamation of the initials).
1 0 [Posted by: JBG  | Date: 01/17/13 04:27:58 AM]
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Oh that one yeah I remember the DAMNIT reference. Thank you!
0 0 [Posted by: vanakkuty  | Date: 01/17/13 10:48:20 AM]
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I hope in addition to the civil lawsuit that criminal charges are filed against these people. There is a price to pay for industrial espionage and these folks should be held accountable on all fronts.
3 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/17/13 07:02:27 AM]
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AMD never assures any employee a lifetime position at the company.
BUT, what they do require are non-disclosure agreements as well as ownership of all intellectual property created by it's employees during their employment and for a finite period of time after leaving.

These ex-AMD employees should be taken to task for what they have done. They surely would not have done this while working for AMD since they know it would not benefit AMD or their job security.

Take them to court, and require the return of all information.

Then take Nvidia to the SEC and scour their files.
2 0 [Posted by: fdunn  | Date: 01/17/13 09:45:58 AM]
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When you think about it, would you feel comfortable hiring people capable of stealing sensitive files and documents from their former employer? I'm pretty sure that they knew the risks and possible consequences but choose to take the risk anyway.

What do you think will happen the day that they'll find another opportunity?

Did Nvidia offer them a position expecting such actions? Being a fan of their product I honestly hope it's not the case.
0 0 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 01/17/13 11:05:17 AM]
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