Feds Fight To Keep Lone Conviction In ADI Trade Secret Case

By Elliot Weld (August 16, 2022, 2:22 PM EDT) — Prosecutors argued to preserve a former Analog Devices Inc. engineer’s lone-count conviction in a case alleging he stole the prototype design of the company’s microchip and used it to start a competitor, according to a motion filed Monday.

Haoyang Yu was initially charged with a longer list of crimes in 2019, but was convicted in May by a jury on just one of the 11 counts: stealing the design layout and computer file for the HMC1022A microchip from ADI.

Yu filed a motion in June requesting dismissal of that conviction, arguing he had the design for an unreleased prototype but not…