(Reuters) – A Silicon Valley chip start has accused a senior manager of China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Vice President Eric Xu, to attend a conspiracy to steal his business secrets, Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, referring to court documents.
Allegations were made in a lawsuit that was set for trial on June 3 in the federal court in eastern Texas, where CNEX Labs Inc. claimed that Huawei engaged in a multi-year conspiracy to steal the company's firm WSJ reported.
Huawei said in a statement on Thursday that the charges against Xu were "groundless".
CNEX did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
California-based CNEX develops technology to improve the performance of solid state devices in data centers and has been in dispute with Huawei since 201
The accused Huawe I employ a Chinese university professor working on a research project to access the start-up technology .