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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
2002-02-15 Toshiba lays off 12 percent of U.S. workforce
Blaming the continued weakness in the electronics industry, Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it has laid off 60 of its employees, or 12 percent of its workforce, working at various U.S. branches.
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.
2014-07-15 TESA: Thailand needs to expand skilled IC workforce
The Thai Embedded Systems Association sees a growth potential in the automotive firmware market, which requires growing a pool of skilled IC design engineers.
2008-02-22 TES expands multimedia workforce in India
TES is increasing its embedded hardware, software and system design team in India from the current 50 engineers to over 100 in over the next six months.
2012-05-07 Tensilica expands R&D hub in India, plans to increase workforce
As the company's R&D unit has now transferred to a new building, the company is planning to double the workforce of the center to at least 50 percent.
2012-03-06 Skilled workforce: Key to U.S. manufacturing success
What the U.S. manufacturing base needs is a revival of flexible, design-driven manufacturing and a new, modular approach to training the next generation of workforce.
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.
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.
2012-05-28 Renesas sells fab to TSMC, slashes 30% of workforce
Japan's embattled microcontroller giant appears finally getting around to a long urged, "must-get-done" drastic restructuring.
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.
2012-08-24 ON Semi trims workforce to reduce overall expenses
ON Semiconductor will let go of 250 employees as it prepares to face further revenue declines.
2012-02-02 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2007-09-27 JVC reports job cuts, trims 18% of workforce
Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer JVC will hand back to its 1,150 employees their working papers by mid-October as part of its turnaround effort.
2004-12-14 Infineon expands workforce in Detroit facility
Infineon Technologies Automotive & Industrial Business Group has revealed plans to add up to 45 more employees at its new office in Livonia, Detroit.
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.
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.
2008-07-24 Dwindling earnings force Sony Ericsson to trim workforce
A somber Q2 result will result to worldwide job cuts over at Sony Ericsson.
2008-02-06 Cisco helps India beef up network engineering workforce
Cisco announced plans to help India increase its number of networking engineers from about 60,000 to 360,000 in five years by training and certifying engineers on Cisco technologies.
2005-03-18 AXT cuts down workforce in Beijing production facility
AXT Inc. has revealed plans to reduce the workforce of its Beijing, China manufacturing facility by about 100 positions or about 15 percent.
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.
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.
2005-07-29 Applied Micro Circuits cuts workforce 5 percent, narrows loss
Storage and network semiconductor supplier Applied Micro Circuits Corp. announced Wednesday (July 27) it would reduce its 750-person workforce by 5 percent as part of a restructuring 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.
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