Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Sweden, Germany, India and China
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.1 - Manufacture of electronic components and boards

1,560 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 18 March 2013, ST-Ericsson, a joint venture between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, announced 1,600 job losses as the joint venture’s dissolution process has started. The positions will be shed in both European and non-European countries. Between 500 and 700 positions will be affected in Europe, including positions in Sweden (400-600), the UK (100 -127), and Germany (50-80).

Out of the current 4,450 employees, Ericsson announced that it will take back around 1,800 employees and STMicroelctonics is planning to take around 950 staff, mostly in Italy and France.

Facing pressure from competition from Asia, ST-Ericsson is also planning to close some of its facilities. However, no factories will be affected by these closures. The joint venture had previously announced large scale job cuts in 2012 (please see here). 

The timeline for the restructuring plans is not yet available.

UPDATE 2014-09-19: As reported by German daily newspaper "Sueddeutsche Zeitung", Ericsson is to dismiss 1,560 people worldwide due to the merger. In the plant in Nuremberg, 250 jobs will be made redundant.


  • 19 September 2014: Sueddeutsche Zeitung
  • 18 March 2013: The Guardian


Eurofound (2013), ST-Ericsson, Merger/Acquisition in World, factsheet number 75081, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75081.