Source: U.S. Department of Justice – U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Daofu Zhang, 40, of Shenzen, China, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment for conspiring to sell counterfeits of sophisticated integrated circuits to a purchaser in the United States.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Zhang and his two co-conspirators each operated businesses in China that bought and sold electronic components, including integrated circuits (“ICs”). In the summer of 2015, Zhang’s co-conspirator, Xianfeng Zuo asked the other co-conspirator, Jiang Yan, to locate and purchase several advanced ICs made by Xilinx Corp., which had military applications, including radiation tolerance for uses in space. Yan then asked a U.S. individual to locate the Xilinx ICs and sell them to Yan….