Intel wants to hire laid off Nokia engineers

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 13 2011 @ 22:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs reports some laid off Nokia engineers will be offered a new job at Intel:
As Nokia Corp. is reportedly trying to stop development its own Symbian operating system and then transit its smartphones to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone 7 to cut costs by making massive reductions of headcount, Intel Corp. plans to establish a new research and development (R&D) in Finland, which will naturally allow it to absorb the personnel.

A decrease in research and development operations is set to be announced by the end of April, with as many as 6000 jobs under threat, said Antti Rinne of Pro, Finland’s biggest private-sector office-worker union, reports Bloomberg news-agency. That would be equivalent to 38% of the Finnish company’s global devices R&D workforce.


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