Five people were arrested in Taipei last Friday, for allegedly counterfeiting Intel Pentium and PII processors worth millions of Taiwanese dollars.
That follows pressure from the US government, which is clamping down on the island for alleged infringements of patents and copyrights.
Five individuals were arrested in different locations in Taipei and accused of the counterfeiting activity, local reports said, adding that the US government is preparing for tough action on the issue.
Forging Pentiums is difficult because Intel introduced anti-clocking and etch technology, which made fakes easily detectable. But Pentium IIs arefar more easily re-marked, according to authorities.
Now that the high-end processors, at least, command such a high price, re-marking of the PIIs has again become rife, according to distributors.
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