Chen Jin

Computer Scientist, Person


Who is Chen Jin?

Chen Jin is a Chinese computer scientist.

Chen was born in coastal Fujian Province in 1968, along with a twin brother. Earned a bachelor's degree at Tongji University in Shanghai and in 1991, moved to the United States to study computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1998, he earned a Ph.D. there while working at Motorola's Austin research center. Jin moved back to China in 2000, he later worked in Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

In 2003, he announced a breakthrough in microchip design and China who is anxious to develop indigenous hi-tech industry, greeted the news with great delight. He was even named as dean of microelectronics at Jiaotong University and promises even to deliver newer chips Hanxin II and III in 2004. However, it was proven to be fraudulent as a whistleblower revealed Hanxin chips were not really his creation at all which resulted in his expulsion, retrieval of his research funds and possible criminal investigation by authorities.

The Chinese government banned him from any research in future.

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on July 23, 2013


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