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Intel cuts 12,000 jobs in push to ease PC dependence

The company said it was too early to say if it's Irish workforce would be affected

20th April, 2016
Intel's Santa Clara headquarters Pic: Getty

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich is eliminating 12,000 jobs – the chipmaker’s deepest cutbacks in a decade – taking his most radical step yet to move Intel into new businesses and ease its dependence on the shrinking personal-computer market.

The world’s biggest semiconductor company, which employs around 5,000 people in Ireland, said it is shifting focus to higher-growth areas, such as chips for data centre machines and internet-connected devices, which so far aren’t...

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