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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jail for exports to India

Indian newspapers carried this news that CEO of Cirrus electronics has been sentenced for 35 months jail for illegally exporting high technology electronic parts for ultimate use by Indian space, Indian air force etc. Are they really such high technology items? Ravi Visvasvraya Prasad elaborates on this in Asia Times. The so called high technology items were Intel i960 microprocessor , already long obsolete during the time of the alleged exports and capacitors that are Commercially-available, Off-The-Shelf (COTS) items which are widely used in civilian applications all over the world.

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