FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is seen on a bus stop in Mexico City, Mexico February 22, 2019. Photo taken on February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo
(Reuters) – A Silicon Valley chip startup has accused a senior executive of china’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Vice-President, Eric Xu, of participation in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing court documents.
The allegations were made in a lawsuit set for trial on June 3 in the federal district court of the Eastern District of Texas, in that CNEX Labs Inc claimed that Huawei engaged with a multi-year conspiracy to steal company solid-state drive storage technology, including with the help of a Chinese university, the wall street journal reported.
Both, Huawei and CNEX not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The california-based CNEX is the development of technology for improving the performance of solid-state drives in data centers and is in a dispute with Huawei since 2017.
It had accused of Huawei appeals to a Chinese professor at the university to work on a research project to prevent the improper access to the boot of the technology.
Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’silva