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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.
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.
2005-07-19 Tech employment relives the summer of 2001
Flashback four years to a time when nearly 3.55 million Americans called themselves IT professionals.
2008-11-17 Sun changes course, burning thousands
From the first sentence of the press release, you almost thought they were announcing good news. But then came "As part of this effort, Sun is announcing a global workforce reduction" and the picture became both darker and clearer.
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.
2012-08-03 Sharp to shave off 5,000 jobs as earnings dip continues
Sharp is forced to let go of almost ten percent of its current employees in hopes of curbing profit decline.
2012-09-18 Sharp increases pay cuts to pare down costs
In a fresh bid to prevent further revenue decline, Sharp will shave off a significant chunk of management and worker salaries.
2012-11-22 Sharp faces 'extraordinary' loss as workers retire en masse
The influx of employees who subscribed to Sharp's voluntary retirement program will deliver an unexpected blow to the company's already embattled fiscal situation.
2008-04-11 Robots to take over 3.5M jobs in Japan by '25
A study from the Machine Industry Memorial Foundation stated that robots could fill the jobs of 3.5 million people in Japan by 2025, helping to avert worker shortages as the country's population shrinks.
2009-02-06 Report: TI France workers lament job cuts
According to reports and sources at the company, angry employees at Texas Instrument Inc.'s French subsidiary have held protest in recent days on the job cuts and lackluster severance packages offered by the chipmaker.
2012-08-24 Rambus' restructuring plan involves job cuts
Roughly 75 jobs will be terminated as part of Rambus Inc.'s plan to improve profitability.
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.
2008-11-06 Nokia plans further cuts in operations
Nokia Corp. has announced further changes in its sales and marketing activities in the Markets unit.
2012-04-26 MoU for IC future talent dev't signed by SEMI, Republic Polytechnic
Making headway for growing young talent for the IC sector, RP's SEMICON University program will let students learn new technologies in the industry while SEMI will help secure internship opportunities with local and global firms.
2012-08-23 Motorola raises compensation for laid-off Beijing workers
Terminated employees receive increased separation package following protests in Beijing office.
2008-10-13 Micron implements job cuts, reduces production
Micron Technology has announced that it will reduce its workforce by around 15 percent and will slash the output of its NAND flash joint venture with Intel as part of streamlining its IC memory operations.
2008-10-07 Magma hit by restructuring efforts, too
Magma Design Automation Inc. is not immune to the restructuring wave that is hitting the semiconductor industry.
2009-03-03 Intel dips $62.9M R&D investment in Ireland
Intel Corp. plans to invest over 50 million euros ($62.9 million) in a major expansion at its R&D facility in the Shannon Free Zone in Co. Clare, according to IDA Ireland.
2012-11-30 Inland Chinese cities gaining electronics business
As developmental coastal cities become more costly, foreign companies are shifting investments in Chinese cities like Chengdu and Xi'an which offer similar skilled workforce.
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.
2012-12-04 Globalfoundries to lay off Singapore staff
Despite long term plans for expansion in Singapore, foundry chip maker Globalfoundries said that it is cutting 300 jobs there due to a "softening of the current macro-economic climate."
2012-08-24 Asia takes active part in evolving market dynamics
Asian region is playing a key role in the global supply chain.
2012-12-14 Analyst: All-robot manufacturing floor in the near future
Engineering consultant Douglas Alexander explains that technology exists today that makes it possible to operate a manufacturing line without human labour.
2011-11-08 AMD shaves 1,400 jobs
The firm said the move to cut operating costs would save them about $200 million next year.
2006-05-24 U.S. engineers still competitive vs China, India
U.S. engineers are holding their own, at least for now, compared with their counterparts in China and India, concludes Duke University testimony presented this month to Congress' Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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.
2013-11-29 Tower to subsume three fabs from Panasonic
As an effort to stem losses and halve its workforce, Panasonic is planning to sell three Japanese wafer fabs to foundry Tower Semiconductor.
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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