AMD cuts another 500 jobs in costs drive


AMD cuts another 500 jobs in costs drive

Antony Savvas

Troubled AMD is axing another 500 jobs to try to further cut costs.

The loss-making firm said the latest job cuts would be distributed across its operations.

The firm made 1,700 staff redundant earlier this year. Even after the latest round of job losses, AMD will struggle to limit the amount of red ink on its accounts. There may be more job cuts in the near future, as the company recently confirmed it was selling off its chip fabrication plants to cut costs.

The latest 500 jobs to go represent around 3% of the global workforce.

AMD has never recovered since spending a top-of-the-market price of around £3.4bn on graphics card firm ATI at the end of 2006.

AMD was also late in launching new ranges of chips, which allowed much bigger rival Intel to get further ahead in the market. Intel, though, has made its own cutbacks in response to the global recession.

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