[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2526766]China is the ultimate competitor now. They steal every technology they can get their hands on, learn how to reproduce it and sell it as their own. They (the chinese people and government) really do not care, they just want to make money.
I remember Japan doing the same in the early days of chip manufacturing.[/QUOTE]The above is about pirated software;)
For hardware, they don’t need to steal anything since they get anything they need delivered on a silver table by the companies who think it is a good idea to outsource the production of goods to chinese plants.