Layoffs will happen by the middle of 2017; affected employees will be notified in the next 60 days.
The restructuring will cost Intel a one-time charge of $1.2 billion in the second quarter. But ultimately, it restructuring is expected to save the company $750 million this year and $1.4 billion by mid-2017.
“These actions drive long-term change to further establish Intel as the leader for the smart, connected world,” Krzanich said. “I am confident that we’ll emerge as a more productive company with broader reach and sharper execution.”
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Intel did not disclose the geographic locations of the upcoming layoffs, which amount to about 11% of the workforce.
The semiconductor’s Hillsboro location staffs 19,500. An 11% cut to its workforce would be 2,145 jobs.
The restructuring is in light of diminishing PC sales. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told the Portland Business Journal that "Forty percent of revenue and 60 percent of margin is other than PC," and that it's time to "push the company in the strategic direction."
Updated Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 9:35 a.m.