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Layoffs hit Motorola Labs

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Effective July 1st, Motorola Labs is laying off 120 of their 600 employees and reassigning another 180 to individual business units. The remaining 300 will become a new, smaller unit called “Applied Research & Technology Center”.

No comments from Motorola about the move but they did confirm a reorganization.

In a statement, the company said, “this direct alignment will help R&D teams work with their business partners to optimize R&D investment and focus on projects that deliver the greatest value for Motorola.”

[Via Engadget]

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