Targeting of Dutch chipmaker NXP
Date of report
  • November 2023
  • Chimera
A Chinese threat actor, Chimera, gained access to the networks of Dutch chipmaker NXP and used that access to monitor employee communications and steal proprietary chip designs and other intellectual property. The breach lasted from late 2017 to early 2020.
Suspected victims
  • Dutch chipmaker NXP
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response