6/16/2008 10:26:00 AM
Motorola reduces research and development workforce
Motorola is cutting more than 150 of a total of 630 jobs at its research and development arm, Motorola Labs. A further 180 staff will be moved to other jobs within the company. The remaining R&D staff, who are committed to long-term projects, could not be moved elsewhere.
Motorola’s chief strategy and technology officer, Rich Nottenburg (pictured), resigned last month, after his team shrunk from more than 1,000 staff to the current 630. Redundancies have taken place elsewhere in the company too. 2,600 job cuts were announced in April.
In the UK, Motorola is considering closing the Birmingham handset design centre, which employs 120 people, and are planning to cut its workforce by half.