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2015-05-29 Avago, Broadcom merger excites market
A combined company would have nearly $13 billion in revenues, edging it up to about seventh place, ahead of Texas Instruments and below Qualcomm at $19 billion.
2015-10-05 AMD to lay off 470 employees worldwide
AMD has 9,469 employees as of June 2015 and will cut approximately 470 positions. The restructuring plan will target "all sites, all levels, all functions," an AMD spokesperson said.
2016-05-06 Will drones fill Intel's smartphone market void?
Coming on the heels of its recent announcement of massive layoffs and cancelling of mobile SoC platforms, Intel turns a new leaf with drones.
2005-05-18 ST announces plan to cut 3,000 jobs outside Asia by mid-2006
Europe's leading chip maker, STMicroelectronics is planning an additional 3,000 layoffs outside Asia by mid-2006 as part of its restructuring efforts.
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.
2009-02-04 Renesas details restructuring plans
Hit hard by the downturn, Japan chipmaker Renesas Technology Corp. has replaced its top executive amid losses, layoffs and plans to shutter older fabs.
2008-12-08 Private IC firms quietly lay off staff
Privately held companies, unbound by regulations requiring them to report layoffs, have not gone unscathed as they too, have shed staffalbeit more quietly.
2008-04-08 Motorola shuts down handset production in Singapore
Troubled Motorola Inc. announced it would stop making cellphones in Singapore by the end of the year, resulting in 700 layoffs, according to a Reuters report.
2016-05-04 Microchip, Micrel dispute simmers
Micrel founder Ray Zinn claims promises were broken over an agreement involving massive layoffs and equity made with Microchip's CEO Steve Sanghi.
2003-05-13 Magis restructures for new direction
Magis Networks Inc. appears scrambling to stay in business through sweeping management changes, layoffs, and refocusing of its core business.
2009-03-23 Japan companies dismiss workers in the Philippines
Weak demand has adversely affected two Japan computer parts makers' businesses in the Philippines, resulting in layoffs. This is according to an AP report.
2009-02-09 Intel keeps 32nm launch promise
Despite recent layoffs and fab closings, chip giant Intel Corp. remains on track to deliver its first 32nm processors before the end of the year.
2012-12-13 Huawei focuses on EU after U.S. congressional grilling
Huawei recently stated that it plans to double its European workforce, employing more than 14,000 workers over the next three to five years, providing jobs in areas recently hard hit by tech layoffs.
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.
2005-10-24 Front-end weakness to cause job cuts, says analyst
The value of the market for front-end semiconductor manufacturing equipment is set to drop sequentially for the next three quarters, and give rise to a new round of layoffs in the sector, according to The Information Network, a market research company.
2009-03-02 Bleak week for memory chipmakers
Memory chipmakers, the hardest-hit of the silicon suppliers, faced bankruptcy, layoffs, and bleak prospects.
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.
2002-11-12 AMD outlines restructuring plan
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is working on a broad restructuring plan that will slash $100 million from its quarterly operating costs in 2003, cut $100 million from its capital expenditures both this year and next, and entail significant layoffs by June.
2006-09-07 10,500 heads will roll as Intel implements cost-cutting measures
Intel Corp. announced early this week cost-cutting measures it will soon implement, including plans to cut 10,500 jobs through layoffs and attrition.
2015-03-16 1,600 lose jobs in Cypress-Spansion merger
The merger of Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion will result in layoffs of 1,600 employees worldwide, or 20 per cent of their combined workforces, according to an internal memo.
2002-07-18 Xilinx chief sees slow recovery
The electronics industry should be able to avoid a double-dip recession and instead see very slow growth through the second half of this year, said the chief executive of Xilinx Inc.
2011-05-06 Wozniak: Education stifles creativity
Steve Wozniak critiques education, particularly math, science and engineering education, and suggests that American public schools have outgrown their usefulness.
2002-07-09 WorldCom implosion could smother switch industry
In the aftermath of the WorldCom implosion, developers of telecommunication chipsets and subsystems have had far more to ponder than whether WorldCom would last through the summer.
2009-02-25 Will Synopsys rule the EDA world?
While its major competitors have been reporting losses for several consecutive quarters, Synopsys says its relative strength will buttress trends that have been working in its favor, driving even more market share its way.
2015-11-11 Will Cisco, Ericsson team up soon?
The Cisco/Ericsson partnership will give each company an opportunity to sell a billion dollars of new equipment and services a year by 2018, they claim.
2009-02-17 Who's immune to the global downturn?
More than a year after the U.S. economy officially slid into recession, high-tech companies are suddenly discovering they're not immune to the now-global downturn.
2009-04-08 What's next after IBM-Sun merger talks fizzle?
With its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems apparently shelved, executives at IBM are breathing a sigh of relief while Sun managers need to figure out how to survive the on-going consolidation of the computer industry accelerated by the steep recession.
2015-03-04 What's behind the NXP-Freescale merger?
Through the merger, NXP will add Freescale's computing power to its security and wireless communication strengths, which is expected to drive the Internet of Things.
2015-12-09 What drives the new NXP?
If the deal is designed to expand scope, the merged company will not just add new product lines but will also provide access to a new set of customers, building strategies behind the combined products.
2016-01-04 What awaits the electronics industry this 2016?
The desktop, notebook, smartphone and tablet markets are expected to carry on this 2016, but none will bring significant growth in this year.
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