A group of former AMD employees have been accused by the component maker of stealing confidential information - 100,000 files - and sharing it with rival Nvidia, reports Ars Technica.

One of the accused if Bob Feldstein, who was a key player in securing deals to place AMD parts into the next generation Xbox and PlayStation, not to mention the Wii U.

"AMD has uncovered evidence that three of the four defendants - Feldstein, Desai and Kociuk - transferred to external storage devices trade secrets and information in the days prior to their leaving AMD to work for Nvidia," the lawsuit reveals.

Richard Hagen is also accused.

Those named are also accused of attempting to persuade staff to leave AMD for Nvidia.

The four defendants face charges of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition, Violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Breach of the Employee's Duty of Loyalty, Breach of Contract and Conspiracy.

"AMD prays for a temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction and, upon trial of the suit, a permanent injunction against the Defendants," said AMD's lawyer.

"AMD further prays for actual damages, consequential damages, double or treble damages where allowed by law, costs of suit and reasonable attorney fees, together with pre-judgement and post-judgement interests as allowed by law. AMD also seeks any other further relief, at law or in equity, to which it may be justly entitled."

Source: Ars Technica