Back in 2003, Prof. Chen Jin of Jiaotong University in Shanghai announced “Hanxin”, the first DSP chip designed in China. The design was hailed as an important milestone for the Chinese semiconductor industry. The government ordered “millions” of chips from companies founded by Dr. Jin. Now the university and government say that Jin faked the research, and had simply copied foreign chips.
According to some reports, “migrant workers had simply scratched away the name Motorola from a chip and replaced it with Hanxin”.
I am shocked. Shocked and amazed. I didn’t even know that China had migrant workers.