Shane Todd was a gifted engineer working for the Singaporean research agency Institute of Microelectronics. But in June 2012, he was found dead in his apartment. Police ruled the death a suicide, but Dr. Todd's family believed otherwise, lobbying the FBI and members of Congress into bringing attention to the case. Dr. Todd was working on a galium nitride amplifier, a powerful new technology with military and commercial applications potentially worth billions. His parents believe his work on this sensitive technology, possibly for a project with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, may have led to his untimely death. On May 13, 2013, the Singapore government launched a 12-day public coroner's inquest to determine the cause of Dr. Todd's death.
May 17, 2013
Was an American engineer in Singapore killed for what he knew? So far, testimony points to suicide
The first week of coroner's inquiry into Dr. Shane Todd's death concluded today
May 13, 2013
Singapore police present evidence of suicide in controversial death of American engineer
After officers revise their story, Shane Todd's death looks to be more tragedy than spy thriller
Apr 11, 2013
Suicide and silicon: why would anyone want to kill an American engineer in Singapore?
Possible interest from Huawei and the Chinese government has Shane Todd's family crying foul
Mar 26, 2013
Inquiry ordered into strange death of American engineer allegedly contracted by Huawei
Shane Todd's family believes he was killed after working on a Singapore-China project with military applications