Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Europe, US and Asia
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.2 - Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

700 - 900 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


NXP Semiconductors has announced plans to lay off 700 to 900 of its employees in an attempt to reduce costs in its support services. More specifically these job cuts will affect the company’s IT department, its supply chain as well as its planning and administration units.

According to the company, these job reduction measures have become necessary due to the overall economic situation, including an increase in competition. They form part of a restructuring plan affecting mostly workers in Western Europe, with some job cuts to be expected in the US and Asia.

The definite number of job cuts is not yet clear as the company is currently discussing its plans with a number of European works councils. Although some compulsory redundancies might be unavoidable, NXP will try to encourage voluntary redundancies as well as a non-renewal of temporary contracts.

Despite these announced job cuts, NXP intends to create 180 new positions, mainly in its R&D department. The company, which originally formed part of Philips, currently employs around 24,000 staff worldwide. In 2009, the company has reduced its staff levels by 5,600 employees worldwide (see Factsheet 11687).


  • 21 January 2013: Electronicsfeed
  • 14 January 2013: PC World Australia


Eurofound (2013), NXP, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 74790, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74790.