'Chinese spy' furore over vacuum secrets
Published 26/11/2012 | 05:00
An alleged Chinese spy at the centre of an industrial espionage scandal has been named, as vacuum-cleaner manufacturer Dyson seeks the return of its top secret technology.
Dyson claimed that Yong Pang, an engineer specialising in electric motors, was paid more than €14,000 by a German competitor to pass on the technology, which is at the heart of the company's future product development.
The firm said that its rival, Bosch, then shared what it learned with its Chinese manufacturer.
Mr Pang was employed as a senior motor-drive engineer at Dyson's headquarters in Wiltshire, England from June 2010 until he was dismissed for gross misconduct in June this year, according to papers lodged with the UK High Court. (© Daily Telegraph, London)