STMicro Reports Quarterly Loss, 4500 Jobs Cut

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The current market slum is putting the effect of the company’s Q3 results. The Europe’s largest chipmaker, STMicroelectronics, has reported a $366 million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2008. For this loss recovery Company will go to cut 4,500 jobs in a cost cutting drive.
Result of company was released on Tuesday. The fourth quarter of the previous year saw a net income of $20 million. It is not yet known how many of the layoffs will take place in UK’s STMicro employs just over 430 employees in the UK.
“Fourth-quarter net revenues came in at the midpoint of our updated outlook and reflected the accelerated level of order push-outs and cancellations and decrease in demand as the quarter progressed,” said STMicro president and chief executive, Carlo Bozotti, in the statement that accompanied Tuesday’s results. “All product areas were negatively affected, in particular automotive, wireless and computer peripherals.”
In the statement, Bozotti said STMicro hoped to reduce its costs by over $700 million during 2009, partly through the job cuts. “While it is extremely difficult to predict how the industry will evolve in 2009, we believe it could be a year of fundamental change and opportunity,” he added.

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