The AMERICAN startup accuses Huawei executive of involvement in the trade secrets theft: WSJ

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

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