Sunday, May 21, 2006

Shameless Fake of the Month

China's semiconductor community lost face this month when it was discovered that one of its top researchers, Dr. Chen Jin had blatantly faked his research. Dr. Chen had claimed that his home-grown DSP chip was capable of processing some 200M instructions per sec. Instead, it turned out that Dr Chen had taken chips produced by Freescale Semiconductor (formerly a unit of Motorola) and then used low-paid migrant workers to scratch its trademarks off and replace them with that of his company's, Hanxin.