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2009-01-23 TSMC denies layoff plans
Foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd has no plans to reduce staff as the result of the economic slump, according to a company spokesman.
2015-07-28 Qualcomm layoff spurred by activist investor letter
A letter Jana Partners wrote helped pull Qualcomm executives toward their restructuring plan, a letter that pointed out Qualcomm missed the mark with its latest Snapdragon smartphone processor.
2011-10-10 Vitesse layoffs 10% of staff
In order to lower the company's breakeven revenue, Vitesse slashed the number of its employees that totaled 467 in 2010.
2008-06-09 Two FPGA vendors disclose mass layoffs
Two FPGA vendors such as Xilinx Inc. and QuickLogic Corp. separately reported layoffs. Xilinx said approximately 250 positions will be vacated, or about 7 percent of the company's workforce. Meanwhile, QuickLogic reduced its headcount by 17 percent.
2011-09-28 Trident to slash 275 jobs
Because of its cost cutting strategy, the company will lay off 20 percent of its labor to lower its financial breakeven point.
2009-03-03 Spansion files for bankruptcy
NOR flash supplier Spansion Inc. has filed for bankruptcy amid growing anger among former employees at the company.
2007-08-08 Siemens mulls 600 layoffs at Enterprise unit
Seimens AG disclosed plans to cut about 600 jobs at its Enterprise Communications unit as part of a restructuring move.
2008-07-29 Siemens Mobility trims operations
Under its "Mobility in Motion" program, the Siemens Mobility Division will reorganize its manufacturing activities in Europe to make its business operations competitive over the long term.
2008-07-10 Siemens job cuts to impact many engineering posts
Straightening out rumors that circulated, Siemens has finally specified its planned job cuts, which against earlier announcements of CEO Peter Loescher, will cover many engineering positions.
2008-07-08 Report: KLA-Tencor, Lam trim workforce
Fab-tool vendors, KLA-Tencor Corp. and Lam Research Corp. have separately implemented layoffs, according to reports.
2015-07-24 Qualcomm to cut 4,700 employees
Amid an industry slowdown in smartphone growth, Qualcomm forecast its fourth quarter revenue would be down 15-30 per cent from the prior year to $4.7 to $5.7 billion.
2006-06-12 PortalPlayer cuts jobs after iPod loss
After recently losing its key chip design win at Apple, PortalPlayer announced plans to reduce its worldwide workforce by about 45 jobs, or approximately 14 percent of its employees.
2012-02-09 Nokia to lay off 4,000, moves assembly to Asia
The transition would allow Nokia to work more closely with suppliers and enable it to introduce innovations into the market more quickly and ultimately be more competitive.
2009-03-23 Nokia braves out economic crunch
After years of strong growth and overwhelming domination of the handset market, Nokia Corp. is entering unknown territory as its core product segment matures, leaving it to reorganize and transform operations in the midst of a sweeping recession.
2009-05-29 Nikon plans 1,000 layoffs in fab tool unit
Nikon Corp. plans to slash 1,000 jobs within its chip-equipment unit due to the ongoing IC downturn.
2008-08-15 MIPS to slash 15% of workforce
MIPS Technologies Inc. will lay off 15 percent of its 512 employees following a $103.1 million write off it is taking, mainly against the analog business it recently acquired with Chipidea.
2009-02-10 Micronas exits consumer biz, halves workforce
After seeing sales decline by 23 percent in Q4 alone, Micronas Holding AG has announced it will close down its consumer division, which mainly sells video processors for digital TV sets.
2015-06-11 Intel sets layoffs amidst PC declines
Intel has already identified which employees to cut and that it does not plan to publicly announce layoffs. Cuts will begin June 15 and conclude one month later for an unspecified number of people.
2006-09-06 Intel may delay fab projects, announce major layoffs
Online reports are circulating saying that Intel could delay a pair of new 300mm fab projects in Europe and the United States as part of its major cost-cutting efforts.
2008-07-29 Infineon streamlines operations, plans 3,000 layoffs
Suffering from sluggish sales, Infineon Technologies AG has announced more than 10 percent of its workforce as a part of the company's IFX-10+ cost-cutting program. German locations are hit hardest.
2009-01-30 IBM faces workers' fury over more job cuts
IBM Corp. has cut more workers, including within its chip, research and other units, causing anger and friction inside the computer giant.
2014-05-23 HP to let 16,000 employees go as revenues drop
The layoffs are part of HP's turnaround plan, which CEO Meg Whitman announced in May 2012. The numbers were estimated at 27,000, later boosted to 29,000, then 34,000, and now ballooned to 50,000.
2014-10-07 HP announces split, adds 5,000 layoffs
As part of its cost management, HP increased by 5,000 the number of people it plans to lay off, bringing the total to as much as 57,000. HP, however, said the additional layoffs are not connected to its decision to split into two smaller companies.
2010-04-21 FormFactor shifts jobs to Asia
FormFactor Inc. has slashed its headcount by about 106 employees and announced plans to continue to shift U.S. jobs to Asia.
2012-04-19 First Solar layoffs 2,000, Malaysia plant to be closed
The restructuring plan was undertaken in response to deteriorating market conditions in Europe and the need to reduce costs and align its organization with sustainable market opportunities.
2015-07-02 Ericsson sacks R&D, supply employees
The official motivation was the decline of 2G and leapfrog over 3G from operators switching to 4G. The main reason is flat sales and significant loss of business to Huawei.
2009-05-08 Comment: IBM should come clean on layoffs, offshoring
Perhaps more than any other U.S. high-technology company, IBM Corp. has been subjected to intense media scrutiny following a string of recent under-the-radar layoffs.
2009-03-02 Bleak week for memory chipmakers
Memory chipmakers, the hardest-hit of the silicon suppliers, faced bankruptcy, layoffs, and bleak prospects.
2008-08-05 Atmel plans to trim down France workforce
More cutbacks at Atmel Corp are being prepared as the chipmaker seeks to cut up to 210 workers in its fab operations in France.
2014-10-20 AMD to cut at least 700 jobs
The layoffs will come mainly from the "go-to-market" part of AMD's client computer and graphics division. It will not involve cutting any product lines.
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