Rivos, an anonymous startup still in “stealth mode” has suddenly become known to the public when it is accused by Apple of stealing its trade secrets about computer chips after stealing pulled Apple engineers to this startup.
The new lawsuit filed by Apple last Friday says the startup has recruited more than 40 former Apple engineers in the past year to develop a SoC (System on Chip) technology to compete with Apple. According to Apple’s lawsuit, at least two engineers brought gigabytes of confidential documents to Rivos.
“Apple has reason to believe that Rivos instructed at least some Apple employees to download and install encrypted communications apps (e.g., Signal) before contacting them,” Apple said in the lawsuit. more detail.”
This isn’t the first time Apple has resorted to the courts to deal with former employees when they join rival startups.
In 2019, Apple sued its former chip division chief, Gerard Williams III, for treason against the company by luring many former Apple employees to join his new startup to develop processors for consumer electronics. data server. It is expected that in October 2023, the new court will make a ruling on this dispute.
Refer to Engadget