Texas Instruments cuts 1,700 jobs, winds down tablet chips

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tmc wrote:

AMD, now TI, America will not be a leader in high tech at all soon. The global economy strikes again.

Nov 14, 2012 8:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AdamSmith wrote:

@tmc – Well said.

Nov 15, 2012 12:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
Curmudgeon wrote:

Note that the article said TI was losing business to Qualcomm, um, another US company. It also says that mobile vendors are designing their own chips. Motorola and Apple are in the US, and you can bet that a significant amount of design occurs in the US operations of foreign handset vendors.

We can certainly debate whether cutting edge design is leaving the US, but TI exiting the mobile business is not a proof point. It’s more a combination of creative destruction and probably poor management.

Nov 15, 2012 9:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
TXME wrote:

“The layoffs are equivalent to nearly 5 percent of the Austin, Texas-based company’s global workforce.”

TI is based in Dallas, not Austin.

Nov 15, 2012 9:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
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