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Advanced Micro Devices Said to Plan Up to 2,340 Job Cuts

Plans to cut as many as 2,340 jobs, or about 20 percent of its workforce, according to Bloomberg who quotes “A person with knowledge of the matter”.

The cuts are expected to be announced as early as next week, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans aren’t public. At least 10 percent of AMD’s staff of about 11,700 will be affected, the person said yesterday.

AMD is striving to trim expenses to help cope with sagging demand for personal computers that rely on its processors. Sales in the third quarter will decline about 10 percent from the prior period, a bigger drop than previously forecast, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said on Oct. 11 2012.

“With PC demand being so weak, we don’t think the company has any choice but to do some considerable cost-cutting measures,” said Betsy Van Hees, an analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc. in San Francisco. Cuts of 10 percent to 20 percent are “aligned with what we were hearing from our industry checks as well,” said Van Hees, who declined to name her sources.

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