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Intel further cuts its workforce

After carrying out two rounds of layoffs since last October, the last of which affected its client computing and data center divisions just weeks ago, Intel is making another small downsizing. According to Tom’s Hardware, this decision affects its research and development staff in California.

In total, on this occasion, the company is going to lay off 140 workers: 89 at its Folsom headquarters and another 51 at its San José headquarters. At Folsom there are 37 types of positions affected, and among the most affected are engineers and architects: 10 software development engineers, eight system software development engineers, six cloud software engineers, six product marketing engineers and six engineers. SoC design.

With this latest cut, nearly 500 jobs have been eliminated at the Folsom R&D campus so far this year. As of early 2022, this campus was home to 5,300 Intel employees.

Intel has used its Folsom headquarters for various research and development projects and activities. Among them, the development of SSD drives, graphics processors and software. Even for software design. Since it divested its SSD and 3D NAND chip development division in 2021 until now, it has either passed on the specialists it had in them, or laid them off.

Now too is laying off its GPU specialists, which may come as a surprise, given that their GPU software has a lot of room for improvement. It is unknown why he has done so.

From Intel they remember that the company has some 13,000 employees in California, and that it remains committed to investing in fundamental areas of its business. Especially in its manufacturing operations in the United States. Of these, most take place in Arizona, Oregon, and New Mexico.

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