Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

1,680 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


According to German FAZ, AMD announced that it is to cut 10% of its global workforce of 16,800 and to significantly change its system of production.

AMD is a California-based global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia.

FAZ says, market leader Intel is putting AMD under pressure. As of June 2008, there is no information on when the job losses will be implemented.

The company says that there will be no direct dismissals at the German plant in Dresden (2800 workers). Instead fixed-term contracts will be terminated.


  • 16 June 2008: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2008), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 66740, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66740.