The hack contains sensitive info on future GPU configurations, source code for software, tester, simulation, and Verilog code.
This could be the most significant act of corporate espionage in a generation.
@dylan - If this is a nation state, and I would imagine its China if so, don't you think the demand makes sense in part because while the Verilog dump would be a huge huge boon, the open sourcing of the drivers would make that chip level data that much more useful for China trying to catch up quickly no?
China isAmerica's Official Enemy #2, yet no IP court on earth, nor TRIPS, has ever found Chinese theft of significant IP.
Remember, China leads the world in virtually all STEM areas, and in patents filed and patents implemented. It outspends the USA 3:1 in R&D, and is home to 300,000 people with IQs of 160+
Very strange no one on large forums like Hackernews and major hardware subreddits is talking about this