15/04/2009

Xilinx Employees Fear For Jobs

There are growing concerns over the jobs of some 100 employees at Dublin technology firm Xilinx.

Staff have become increasingly worried after a meeting with management was called this morning at the Citywest offices where it runs research and development and engineering operations.

The Silicon Valley based company employs 400 people and manufactures microchips that can be programmed for use TV set top boxes, space ships and satellites.

The company began in 1984, and has since seen revenue increase to the region of $2 billion (€1.5 billion).

Xilinx has been repeatedly recognized as one of Fortune magazine's best companies to work for, and its customers represent just over half of the entire programmable logic market, at 51%.

The company employs 400 staff in Dublin, and the jobs likely to be cut are those of skilled electronic engineers and technicians.

Dublin is the company's European headquarters, where it operates a research and development, operations and engineering centre.

(DW/BMcC)

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