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Another Chip heist!!! What is with this fetish of silicon

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What company did they steal from?

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Proving that Malaysian industrial complexes aren't the only venues where shoddy security can facilitate the theft of thousands of PC components, a pair of crooks in California turned a minor fender bender into a successful heist of some 100,000 microchips on Tuesday afternoon
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http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/21/c...00-microchips/
    
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I'm gonna have to buy some off them.
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wow, sounds like a ring or something.
    
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post #4 of 24
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100,000 chips worth $190,000?

I don't think Intel will be too peeved that someone made off with a vanful of 233MHz, Pentium IIs. Because at $1.90 each, that's about the vintage of chip the thieves got.
hahahhaha owned
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LOL! $1.90 a chip? Must be a typo or something....that's just ridiculous.
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post #6 of 24
This kind of thing is actually a big problem in the chip industry, and it's not limited to chip theft, there's kidnappings, espionage and assassination attempts too. It's alot more low key in the US obviously, but it does happen occasionaly
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
LOL! $1.90 a chip? Must be a typo or something....that's just ridiculous.
well they could be charging 500% more for what they are worth
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post #8 of 24
yeah. there's a big overclocking underground mafia =/
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post #9 of 24
You guys forget that they can sell these chips in the Third world countries, where almost no one has seen a C2D or an A64; places where people still use PIIs and PIIIs. Even in places like Mexico, these guys can make some profit by selling these chips on machines with pirated software.
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post #10 of 24
also some places will actually take these procs and melt them down for the materials used to construct them.
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