HTC researchers arrested for fraud and stealing confidential data
Several HTC employees were arrested earlier today in Taipei in accusation of fraud and stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile design firm in both Taiwan and mainland China.
Five people were interrogated, with the most notable ones being Vice President of Product Design Thomas Chien, R&D director Wu Chien Hung and design team senior manager Justin Huang (who also personally sketched out the One’s design). Chien and Wu are taken into custody, whereas the others were released on bail. Their offices were also raided yesterday as part of the investigation.