Internal restructuring
Continente; Norte; Grande Porto
Location of affected unit(s)
Vila do Conde
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2009, Case number: 23

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 April 2009
Employment effect (start)
14 April 2009
Foreseen end date


The Portuguese unit of the insolvent German chip maker Qimonda has announced the dismissal of 600 workers at the factory in Vila do Conde who are mainly employed on temporary contracts. However, a work council representative claims that 200 of these 600 workers have permanent contracts. The management also announced the suspension of the contracts of 800 of the remaining employees for six months. Qimonda's Portuguese unit will keep 200 workers to maintain its plant in Vila do Conde. The management also said that it is aware of the implications of this measure and, therefore, promises to avoid affecting, for example, parents with dependent children. 


  • 14 April 2009: Diário Económico


Eurofound (2009), Qimonda, Internal restructuring in Portugal, factsheet number 68752, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68752.