Just how much can trade secrets from a company be worth? $1 billion is just estimated. A former Intel employee Biswamohan Pani pleaded guilty to wire fraud and theft charges after he allegedly stole from Intel trade secrets which could be worth $1 billion. That’s a huge amount if you ask me.
Pani worked for Intel several years ago before moving to Advanced Micro Devices which is Intel’s main rival. The valuable information was mainly about manufacturing and design of Intel’s Itanium microprocessor. He could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison as per the fraud count. AMD has apparently never used any of the data Pani obtained.