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Apple accused of poaching Samsung battery experts

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Apple accused of poaching Samsung battery experts

Samsung has accused Apple of headhunting staff with expertise in chip production and device batteries. The tech giant made the anonymous claims in a Korean newspaper.

A Samsung insider told The Korea Times: "Some of our personnel have been hired by Apple. They now work at Apple's headquarters in San Jose, California."

Movement between tech companies is nothing new, but Apple is said to have been aggressively approaching staff with chip-making and battery skills, reportedly to work on its recently mooted electric car project.

Word is the new motor won’t be out until 2020.

Apple is said to have been using recruiting firms to speak with individual experts it wants to join its team.

Samsung already makes batteries for BMW cars. Just last week, car battery firm A123 Systems said it was suing Apple for stealing its experts for a new, top secret project.

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Electronista

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