Location of affected unit(s)
Phoenix and Carrollton (US); Casablanca (Morocco)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
New offshoring locations
Not Available

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
12 July 2007
Foreseen end date
12 July 2010


STMicroelectronics is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies and is market leader in fields such as camera modules for mobile phones and semiconductors for set-top boxes and power management devices. The group has around 50,000 employees, 16 advanced research and development units, 39 design and application centres, 17 main manufacturing sites and 78 sales offices in 36 countries. In 2005, the company carried out a broad reorganisation plan with the consequent loss of around 3,000 jobs worldwide. In July 2007, the Italian-French company announced a new reorganisation plan that envisages the closure of three plants. Two of these plants are in Phoenix and Carrollton in the United States, and one is in Casablanca in Morocco. The closure of these plants is expected to occur in the next two to three years, and around 4,000 jobs will be lost. The firm has taken this decision in order to reduce its operative costs, and will relocate production in countries with lower labour and transfer costs. The company will also provide economic incentives for voluntary redundancy and will offer different income support and retraining measures to support the redundant personnel.


  • 12 July 2007: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2007), StMicroelectronics, Offshoring/Delocalisation in World, factsheet number 65623, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65623.