EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Dublin; Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Dublin


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 400
Group: Xilinx

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-04-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Direct Dismissals: 130

Additional Information

Xilinx, a Dublin-based technology firm that manufactures microchips, has announced 130 job losses over the course of the next nine months as a result of the offshoring of some manufacturing and testing operations from Ireland - primarily to Singapore. The company has attributed the redundancies to a 'global reorganisation to ensure ongoing competitiveness'. The redundancies are compulsory, and it is understood that relocation to Singapore is not being offered to Dublin based staff. Staff have been offered redundancy terms of six weeks pay per year of service up to a maximum of one year's pay, on top of statutory redundancy.