RF Micro Devices to layoff 120 employees at Greensboro headquarters

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — RF Micro Devices will layoff 120 employees, according to Brian Dietz, Director of RFMD Communications.

Some of the employees will be candidates for other positions in the company, Dietz said in a statement to FOX8.

The rest of his statement reads, in part:

“Although these reductions are difficult, they are necessary to match changes in technology over time, as dictated by customer requirements. RFMD has always utilized a variety of technologies to design products according to specific performance and cost characteristics required by our customers. This allows us to make technology choices that become the foundation of our products and sometimes results in staffing level changes at our various manufacturing locations.”

RF Micro Devices manufactures microchips and applications that run cellphones. Last week, RF Micro Devices announced record revenue for the company’s fiscal first quarter, which ended June 29.

The Greensboro-based company employs 1,400 workers in Guilford County and has over 4,000 employees worldwide.

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