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2014-10-14 Thales opens innovation hub in Singapore
The hub is working on projects covering maritime security, smart city solutions, mine counter measures and air traffic management. With the launch of the R&D centre, Thales said it will be looking at the local workforce for professionals, including engineers, to build its talent pool.
2014-05-02 Thailand faces hurdles in boosting engineering competency
Not enough graduating engineers are entering the technical workforce in Thailand because industry focus is mostly on low-value-added manufacturing, which is thwarting the country's efforts to expand its economy.
2011-06-28 ST-Ericsson's cost savings affect 500 jobs
Aimed at improving its financial position, ST-Ericsson's cost savings plan involves cutting annualized costs by $120 million by end-2012 and a workforce review affecting some 500 employees worldwide.
2013-02-20 Singapore makes headway in cardio device industry
Singapore finds itself at the centre of a rapidly increasing demand for cardio devices across Asia as Western companies invest in local facilities and workforce.
2002-09-04 Shipley to acquire fiber-optic components provider
Shipley Co. LLC will acquire the technology, equipment, IP, and remaining workforce of Haleos Inc.
2012-04-26 SEMICON panel highlights SEA's semiconductor opportunities
Experts highlight collaboration, R&D in cutting-edge technologies, and workforce development in Southeast Asia's semiconductor industries.
2015-09-16 Revenue decline pushes GloFo to start employee buyout
GlobalFoundries is offering a buyout programme to members of its U.S. workforce following a downturn in revenues for the foundry industry over the past nine months.
2012-04-17 Report: Foxconn to relocate to the Philippines?
The electronics and computer components giant is currently thinking of relocating some of its capacities outside of China because of the shortage of available workforce and rising wage rates.
2011-11-29 Planned job cuts arrive in AMD Singapore
AMD Singapore's workforce reduction was implemented across all groups, including equipment and maintenance engineering, product engineering, and manufacturing operations and support.
2004-12-06 Opto Tech begins Nichia LED shipment
Despite the recent reduction of its workforce, Taiwan-based LED maker Opto Tech Corp. has started shipping Nichia LEDs last month.
2008-10-29 Opinion: India achieves another milestone
Driven by national pride and powered by an economy and workforce that has benefited from a decade of foreign investment and resurgent education, India has introduced the Chandrayaan-I lunar module.
2008-09-16 NXP to close fabs with installed redesign plan
A restructuring of manufacturing, R&D and support at NXP, the former Philips semiconductor division, will cost an estimated $800 million, save $550 million annually and affect approximately 4,500 NXP staff, or about 15 percent of its workforce.
2008-09-22 Nvidia trims employee count
Nvidia Corp. will be enforcing a workforce reduction to sustain investment in strategic growth sectors.
2011-04-29 Nokia ditches Symbian, cuts 7,000 jobs
Cellphone giant Nokia has announced plans to transfer its Symbian software activities to Accenture, as well as reduce its global workforce by 7,000 employees by the end of 2012.
2007-11-29 Microsoft hires 1,000 more engineers for China office
Microsoft announced it will employ 1,000 engineers in China for the current fiscal year, expanding its current workforce of 5,000.
2008-01-02 Japan is now open to outsourcing
The slowing economic climate, aging Japanese workforce, and declining pool of skilled IT and business university graduates are challenging the country's executives to rethink outsourcing.
2005-09-20 Is Singapore hitting the skids as electronics hub?
Despite this city-state's loss of some manufacturing operations to cheaper destinations such as China and Malaysia, officials and analysts insist Singapore can still count on its skilled workforce, first-rate infrastructure and pro-business policies to maintain its status as an Asian electronics hub.
2004-06-04 IR discloses expansion plans
International Rectifier (IR) has revealed plans to expand workforce and at the same time double production capacity at its facility in Newport, Wales.
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.
2003-12-17 Infineon expands U.S. development facility
Infineon Technologies AG has announced that they have increased its workforce by 40 percent to 100 employees at its Williston development center in the U.S., and intends to invest $10 million in the facility by the end of 2004.
2005-06-24 Inductorless solutions on the rise
Everyone and everything is being streamlinedorganizational structures, production workforce and even products.
2008-07-28 India firms beef up internal IT training
Indian companies are boosting their workforce requirement with internal educational programs and on-the-job trainings to improve quickly the expertise of new recruits especially in the high-tech industry.
2003-09-15 DPAC Tech streamlines operations
DPAC Technologies Corp. has announced that the company has realigned its workforce and reduced the headcount in the stacking business.
2005-09-21 Cypress boosts India investment, delays solar decision
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. will invest $10 million here to build a center for strategic product design, and will triple its workforce in India to 600 by 2008.
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.
2011-08-09 Cisco, ITE Singapore bring virtual education to ICT
With the aim to produce an industry-ready workforce, Cisco and Singapore's ITE will set up a center to host education through increased use of networking and collaboration infrastructure.
2011-07-20 Cisco's cost cutting slashes 6,500 jobs
Cisco is planning to lessen its operational expenses by cutting 9 percent of its employee workforce. The company is also its selling set-top box facility in Juarez, Mexico.
2006-12-11 Cisco announces updates on $1.1B investment in India
Cisco Systems reported the on-going implementation of its $1.1 billion investment in India, citing key projects such as strengthen its presence and R&D operations, as well as plans triple its workforce in the region over the next three to five years.
2004-09-29 Cirrus lowers forecast amid consumer-chip slowdown
Following its workforce reduction plan, Cirrus Logic Inc. reduced its outlook for the second quarter.
2011-12-21 Chip execs' confidence weakening
Chip executives are seeing less growth in profitability and slow improvements in R&D spending and workforce growth.
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