Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Theivery Corporation

No, not the group, the large Japanese corporation, Toshiba.

"A California jury awarded Lexar Media an additional $84 million in punitive damages, upping the total that Toshiba has to pay for stealing trade secrets to $465.4 million."
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Toshiba sold American Submarine secrets to the Soviets in the 80's so I'm not surprised to hear about this. Though I was reading some posts that Lexar was not in the best of shape and that the Lexar people were hoping for a sympathetic jury in what is said to be a very flimsy case. But I haven't really been able to find anything further than hearsay. So I'll print rumors. But, The whole thing about U.S. Defense secrets being sold off, makes me think that they're guilty. Although, interestingly enough, the Norwegian Company Kongsberg also machined sub props and sold their secrets to the Sovs too, but didn't get in as much trouble as Toshiba.


motolicious said...

Yeah, BABY!! Toshiba rocks!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Sasahara said...

Ha! I love that crazy Jap!

I'm half a Jap, so I can say that. But I'm not black so I can't say "Nigger". Will my best friend still talk to me because I said Nigger?

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