2,000 Sony Ericsson employees to be made redundant

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sony-ericsson-logo.jpgSony Ericsson will be shutting down four facilities, resulting in the loss of as many as 2,000 jobs, it has been revealed today.

The large Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and smaller sites in Miami, Kista and Chennai are the facilities under threat.

Those whose jobs are to be axed are yet to be announced, though severance packages will be offered to those who qualify. There is no word on whether the remaining employees will be relocated to facilities in Atlanta or Redwood Shores, California.

Sony Ericsson have been flailing since the smartphone race really took off, with their first Android device shipping way behind the pack at some point in 2010.

Gerald Lynch

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