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Intel slashing 5000 jobs this year following bleak period for PC sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2014 7:19 User comments (2)

Intel slashing 5000 jobs this year following bleak period for PC sales This week, Intel has announced it will slash 5350 jobs in 2014, a full five percent of its workforce, following another poor year for traditional PC sales.
"This is part of aligning our human resources to meet business needs," spokesman Chris Kraeuter said. The company has a global workforce of 107,000.

The layoffs may include voluntary programs and retirements with severance, says the spokesperson.

Intel, to offset the reduced PC sales, will focus instead on low-power chips for phones and tablets and other faster growing areas like data center technology. Smartphones and tablets are dominated by Qualcomm and Samsung chips, but Intel has been increasing their share, especially through Windows 8.1 tablets and devices.

Additionally, the company also said this week it would not be building its $5 billion factory in Arizona that was set to produce 14nm chips and said instead that the existing factories will be re-fitted.

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2 user comments

121.1.2014 12:40

And my next custom build will be an AMD 9590.........NOT INTEL.

223.1.2014 7:22

"the company also said this week it would not be building its $5 billion factory in Arizona"

Take that Gov. Brewer, you corrupt witch!

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