Samsung Display, the largest supplier of display panels to the smartphone industry, has filed a complaint against Chinese competitor BOE Technology Group with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Samsung Display is accusing BOE of stealing its trade secrets. Samsung Display confirmed that it filed the complaint against BOE, the first time that Samsung Display has leveled such charges against BOE.
BOE production facility
As for Samsung’s legal filing, South Korea in general has been looking to crack down on technology leaks, and analysts in the country say that the majority of these leaks are ending up in China. A document related to the filing says that “Samsung’s complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain organic light-emitting diode display modules and components thereof.”