Chinese men accused of trying to smuggle Lattice Semiconductor chips

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The U.S. government accused two Chinese men of trying to smuggle programmable computer chips from Hillsboro's Lattice Semiconductor to China.

Wan Li Yuan and Jiang Song conspired to smuggle chips known as programmable logic devices, or PLDs, according to a 12-count indictment unsealed Tuesday in Portland's U.S. District Court. Chips they tried to procure can be used for military equipment such as radar, data acquisition and missile guidance systems, the indictment alleges.

The two are charged with conspiring to launder money and violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to smuggle goods. They also face 10 counts of money laundering; each carries a potential punishment of as much as 20 years in prison.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}lattice semi{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

The Latest
Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


Read more...

The short list: 5 companies making a mint off kale

The Latest
Thursday, November 20, 2014
kale-thumbnailBY OB STAFF

Farmers, grocery stores and food processors cash in on kale.


Read more...

Top stories in 2014

The Latest
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10-listthumb

2014 was a year of wild contradictions, fast-paced growth and unexpected revelations.


Read more...

Legislative Preview: A Shifting Balance

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY APRIL STREETER

Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.


Read more...

Three problems with Obama's immigration order

News
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR112614-immigration-thumb

By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.


Read more...

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...

Growing a mobility cluster

News
Friday, October 31, 2014
0414 bikes bd2f6052BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland?  The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented.  But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS