Five Held in Huge Chip Theft

Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they cracked a massive semiconductor-theft case, which involved an armed robbery at a Silicon Valley company that netted chips valued at $37 million.

Thirteen to 15 masked thieves took part in the Feb. 27 robbery at Unigen Corp., a closely held company known for making devices called memory modules and manufacturing products for other companies.

The chips had been expected to be used in building products for Google Inc., said Mike Sterner, director of a task force of local, state and federal officials that has been investigating the theft.

Five suspects have been arrested and 98% of the stolen chips were recovered, officials said.

Read the rest of this post on the original site »


Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »