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[MAXPC]Former Intel Engineer Pleads Guilty To Stealing Itanium Secrets After Jumping Ship To AMD

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Employers look for a lot of qualities in new hires: smarts, an impressive resume, technical skills, and hard workingness are some that often float to the top of the list. Apparently, someone forgot to tell Biswamohan Pani that "willingness to commit massive IP theft" wasn't a major selling point before he showed up at his new job at AMD with $200 to $400 million worth of Intel's deepest, darkest Itanium processor details in tow.
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About DAMN time they finish this case.

Please don't quote the entire article.
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post #2 of 25
i remember that! lol
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They have to prove intent, so it's pretty hard to find out if he used the information for amd.
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" 20 years in prison for each of the five counts"


Easily 100 years.
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" 20 years in prison for each of the five counts"
Easily 100 years.

For a white collar crime he'll never see the maximum penalty. Even if they hit him with the 20 years per count I bet he'll serve them concurrently.

Then again, IANAL...
    
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And remember, Itanium was known as Itanic after its' terrible sales and performance..
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too late, AMD already pilfered Itanium IP and incorporated it into bulldozer... which is why BD has such stellar performance.
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post #8 of 25
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too late, AMD already pilfered Itanium IP and incorporated it into bulldozer... which is why BD has such stellar performance.

No. Pani was really a double agent and was working with Intel the entire time. He "pilfered" fake documents and AMd based Bulldozer on the faulty documents.

Win win for Intel.
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BD has stellar performance? I thought it wasn't even faster than the 2600k?

Kenny if that is true why are they still charging him?
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BD has stellar performance? I thought it wasn't even faster than the 2600k?

Kenny if that is true why are they still charging him?

Pretty sure it was sarcasm. biggrin.gif

Come on man, you don't download it using your own login..... wink.gif
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