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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.
2007-06-29 LSI drops consumer chip biz, trims workforce
Amid a move to cut 13 percent of its workforce, LSI Corp. has sold its consumer chip business to Magnum Semiconductor.
2005-06-10 ST reveals plan to cut 2,300 jobs in Europe
STMicroelectronics NV presented plans to cut 2,300 European jobs by mid-2006 to its European Work Council, the company said. This means that Europe is set to bear the largest part of a planned cut of 3,000 jobs outside Asia that ST announced May 16
2005-07-07 Sanyo plans to cut 15% of workforce, say reports
Sanyo Electric, one of Japan's major electronics manufacturers, said it plans to cut 14,000 jobs, or about 15 percent of its 96,000-person global workforce, over the next three years, according to online reports.
2012-04-11 Report: Sony to slash 10,000 of global workforce
These job cuts will be the latest downsizing in Japan as companies are struggling to survive in the tough economic times and stiff competition from rivals.
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.
2014-08-01 Osram to cut workforce as lighting market turns dark
Osram will cut 7,800 jobs globally, some 22 per cent of its global workforce of about 35,000 employees, amid the drop in conventional illuminants such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
2012-02-02 Nokia Siemens slashes Germany, Finland workforce
Nokia Siemens Networks is currently in talks with labor unions in its Germany and Finland sites about slashing more than 4,000 jobs.
2007-04-23 Lenovo global workforce reduction to reach 1,400
PC manufacturer Lenovo announced it is cutting 1,400 positions worldwide, including 20 percent of the workforce at its global headquarters in the U.S
2016-04-20 Intel to cut 12,000 jobs, shift investments for revenue growth
Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, says it will restructure itself to focus on "high-growth areas," including the IoT, data centre and memory and connectivity businesses.
2008-11-04 Freescale to slash 10% workforce amid losses
Freescale has announced it would cut about 10 percent of its workers after charges dragged the firm to a $3.37-billion loss in Q3
2008-01-18 Applied to cut 7% of global workforce
Applied Materials will reduce its global workforce by approximately 1,000 positions or about 7 percent, through a combination of job elimination and attrition, as part of its global cost reduction plan
2011-08-15 AMSC shaves 30% of global workforce
AMSC has announced it will cut 150 jobs, or 30 percent of their total workforce, allowing them to save about $30 million per year.
2012-02-14 Amkor restructuring cuts workforce
Amkor Technology Inc., a semiconductor test and packaging firm, has made public that it took a $4 million charge in 4Q11 for restructuring costs associated with reduction in its workforce
2012-10-18 AMD to cut 20 per cent of workforce, says report
AMD's job cuts primarily due to weakness in the personal computer market, the main place where AMD processors are used.
2012-05-03 TriQuint slashes workforce
'We are rightsizing our factories in Florida and Costa Rica as we transition to [wafer-level packaging] and away from commodity duplexers toward a higher-value mix of products,' said Ralph Quinsey, TriQuint's president and CEO
2008-12-23 TI trims Philippine workforce by 400
Texas Instruments Inc. is slashing 400 jobs in the Philippines to cope with falling orders amid the global economic crunch, according to labor officials.
2012-10-23 Sony to cut 2000 jobs in Japanese HQ
The move is a part of the planned 10,000 staff cuts in its global workforce announced by Sony in April
2004-06-08 Seagate, Sun take steps to cut costs
Seagate Technology and Sun Microsystems Inc. took separate steps to reduce costs.
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.
2012-08-24 ON Semi trims workforce to reduce overall expenses
ON Semiconductor will let go of 250 employees as it prepares to face further revenue declines.
2012-04-10 Mindspeed cuts workforce after Picochip buy
The restructuring plan consists primarily of a targeted headcount reduction in connection with the acquisition of PicoChip, Mindspeed said.
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.
2004-07-16 Intersil to cut back 200 jobs
Intersil Corp. said Tuesday (July 13, 2004) it would eliminate 200 positions by the year's end in an effort to streamline manufacturing and support functions.
2011-01-10 Fairchild closes 6in fab, trims workforce
Fairchild Semiconductor will shut its 6in fab in South Portland, Maine and eliminate some 120 jobs in an effort to reduce costs.
2004-08-18 Conexant to cut one in eight jobs by year-end
Conexant Systems Inc. announced on August 13, 2004 its plan to reduce worldwide workforce by about 300 employees by the end of the calendar year
2006-12-14 Atmel refocuses strategy to accelerate growth, cut costs
Atmel Corp. will undergo restructuring, focusing on redeploying its resources, selling some of its fab lines and adopting a fab-lite strategy.
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
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.
2009-01-28 TI profit crashes 86%, sheds jobs
Texas Instruments Inc. announced that it will cut 12 percent of its workforce as it restructures operations following one of the worst sequential and y-on-y quarterly performances.
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