Qualcomm ‘realignment’ includes job cuts and a possible split

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 reference device

The rumors of Qualcomm planning a huge reorganization were true — and unfortunately, that means a lot of people are about to lose their jobs. The mobile chip maker has announced a “strategic realignment” plan that will see the company slash 15 percent of its full-time jobs (the company has about 30,000 total employees) as part of a bid to cut $1.4 billion in costs. It’s also considering the possibility of splitting into separate businesses. That may well happen, since a hedge fund calling for the split just got spots for two of its nominees on Qualcomm’s board of directors. You’ll hear about the company’s direction by the end of the year.

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Via: Reuters

Source: Qualcomm (1), (2)

By | 2015-07-23T00:00:14+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Android Related|0 Comments

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