As many of you know, sources have led us to believe that next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft, which is expected to be the Xbox 720 and PS4, will be running on AMD hardware. With this being said, it has now been reported that AMD has filed a lawsuit against four former employees for stealing confidential information about the Xbox 720 and PS4 and taking them to Nvidia.
As reported today by Engadget, it seems that these former employees have taken tons of secrets from AMD as they parted ways with the company to join forces with Nvidia.
He's accused of playing a role in the electronic transfer over 100,000 files containing "trade secret materials relating to developing technology." AMD claims it has "forensically-recovered data" to show that external storage devices were used in the days prior Feldstein's departure, and also that he and another senior exec, Richard Hagen, actively recruited the two other defendants to join them at NVIDIA, in violation of agreements they had signed. Of course, this is just AMD's side of the story. The company told us in a statement that it intends to "aggressively protect" its trade secrets through this litigation, so the rest will just have to play out in court.