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  • Over the last year, AMD executives have been abandoning ship for rival Nvidia, and according

  • to a new lawsuit, they took confidential information about the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 with

  • them.

  • Engadget reports that AMD has filed suit against four ex-employees, claiming that the executives

  • absconded with thousands of confidential documents, including sensitive information about technologies

  • at use in next-gen consoles.

  • As our well-placed sources told us last year, custom silicon based on AMD's A8-series APU

  • and HD 7670 GPU will be used in the PlayStation 4, while the Xbox 720 will combine an IBM

  • PowerPC CPU and a custom version of AMD's 6670 GPU.

  • The lawsuit targets the former VP of AMD's Strategic Division, Robert Feldstein, who

  • played a key role in developing custom hardware for game consoles like the Xbox 360, Wii,

  • and Wii U.

  • AMD claims that he and others transferred 100,000 files that contain trade secrets related

  • to development, based on "forensically-recovered data" that indicates the executive used external

  • storage devices on his company computer before his departure.

  • What's more, Feldstein and Richard Hagen, another AMD executive, lured two other employees

  • to Nvidia.

  • With Nvidia seemingly edged out of the upcoming console generation, Feldstein could be the

  • key to regaining a role in future console hardware. Whether or not he has or will use

  • proprietary data stolen from AMD to help achieve that goal remains to be seen.

  • For more on this story, stay tuned to IGN.

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