Sony Ericsson to Move Headquarters to Atlanta, Cut Jobs
Today Sony Ericsson confirmed that previously announced staff reductions and other cost cutting measures are well underway. As part of an announcement made in April of this year, Sony Ericsson is set to reduce its head count by about 2,000 people. Part of this will come from facility closings in North America, including its current headquarters in North Carolina, which employs about 420 people. The headquarters will be relocated to Atlanta, which Sony Ericsson said is ideal due to its proximity to AT&T's facilities there.
Sony Xperia L1 to Hit North America in April
Sony today announced the Xperia L1, an Android smartphone that will reach American shores as soon as next month. The phone features a 5.5-inch 720p HD display and is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Samsung to Slice 10% of Workforce at Korea Headquarters
Samsung is prepared to lay off as much as 10% of the employees at its headquarters in South Korea, says the Korea Economic Daily. The company is likely targeting employees in the human resources, public relations, and finance departments.
Qualcomm to Cut 1,300 Jobs in San Diego
Qualcomm on Thursday sent termination notices to about 1,300 workers at its San Diego headquarters. The company gave affected workers 60-days notice, listing Nov.
Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai to Step Aside
Sony today said it plans to make changes to its corporate leadership later this year. Current President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, largely seen as responsible for turning around the company's fortunes, will stand down from his leadership role on April 1.
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