Goodix has been forced to address a somewhat unusual situation. In a statement, the company revealed that a former employee has been masquerading as a current employee to secure appearances at various public-facing events, including investment exchange conferences. The individual in question would speak on behalf of Goodix and its current business operations even though they were no longer affiliated with the company.
Goodix has investigated the incident, and indicated that the offending party has apologized and agreed (in writing) to refrain from engaging in such activity in the future. The individual has also agreed to take responsibility for any adverse consequences associated with their actions.
In the meantime, Goodix took steps to distance itself from the offender and to protect its legitimate partners and investors. The company reminded its audience that it bears no responsibility for comments made by someone using a forged identity, and that event organizers should only be reaching out through Goodix’s official communication channels when seeking speakers for an event. That appears not to have happened in this particular case, which is why the individual was able to evade detection for quite some time.
Goodix reserved the right to pursue legal action against organizers who failed to do their due diligence. The company then directed future organizers to their official Sales, Media, and Investor Relations channels (respectively email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com).
Goodix did not disclose the identity of the offending party, and while the situation seems to have been resolved, it obviously created a few unexpected headaches for the people who actually work there. The company has placed its in-display fingerprint sensor in several new 5G smartphones (including the Huawei P40 series) to get off to a reasonably successful start in 2020. However, Goodix did have a patent invalidated in a dispute with Egis Technology.
April 14, 2020 – by Eric Weiss