Tech layoffs: The scorecard

Follow the companies that are shedding workers with this live layoff tracker, which we'll continue to update as more news surfaces.

With the overall economy slumping, the tech industry is taking its fair share of hits. We'll keep updating the chart below as news of company changes comes in. See our complete coverage of how the tech sector is faring here: Tracking the tech downturn.

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CompanyDateHow manyFurther reading
MySpace06/16/200930 percentMySpace slashes head count by 30 percent
Seagate Technology05/13/20091,100 (2.5 percent)Seagate lays off 1,100 employees
Microsoft05/05/20093,000Microsoft sends 2nd wave of layoff notices
Hutchinson Technology04/28/20092,000 in total (44 percent)Hutchinson Tech to cut more jobs
Freescale Semiconductor04/23/2009900Freescale to cut 900 jobs
Yahoo04/21/2009675 (5 percent)Yahoo plans layoff after profit plunges
Toshiba04/17/20093,900More job cuts at Toshiba
IDC04/17/200982 (5 percent)Analysis firm IDC cuts 5 percent of staff
Sony Ericsson04/17/20092,000Sony Ericsson to lay off 2,000 more workers
Wired.com04/02/20093 (12 percent) lays off 12 percent of staff
Agilent Technologies03/27/20092,700Agilent laying off 2,700
Google03/26/2009200Google cuts nearly 200 sales, marketing jobs
IBM03/26/20095,000IBM job cuts hit applications services unit, says union
OptiSolar03/23/2009200OptiSolar closes plant
Energy Conversion Devices03/17/200970Solar stocks go red as gear maker warns
Nokia03/17/20091,700Nokia job cuts become reality
Spot Runner03/14/200960Spot Runner...another 60 to lose jobs
National Semiconductor03/11/20091,725 (25 percent)National Semi to cut a fourth of workforce
Dell03/11/2009unknownLayoffs to hit another Dell plant
RIAA02/26/2009Up to 25Sources: RIAA cuts up to 25 jobs
Enfatico02/25/200980 (8 percent)Dell ad agency Enfatico lays off workers
Nortel Networks02/25/20093,200Nortel cuts another 3,200 jobs
Spansion02/23/20093,000 (35 percent)Spansion cuts 3,000 employees
Micron Technology02/23/2009Up to 2,000Micron to cut up to 2,000 more jobs
Google02/12/200940Google scraps radio ads
Pioneer02/12/200910,000Pioneer leaving the TV business
Nokia02/11/2009410; 500-700 rotatingNokia cuts production, closes facility
Forrester02/09/200950 (5 percent)Forrester to lay off 5 percent
MPAA02/05/2009unknownSource: 'Significant' layoffs at MPAA
Cisco Systems02/04/2009Up to 2,000Cisco: Making lemonade from economic lemons
Panasonic02/04/200915,000Panasonic to cut 15,000 jobs
Electronic Arts02/03/20091,100 (11 percent)EA cutting 1,100 jobs
NEC01/30/200920,000 (13 percent)NEC to cut workforce by 20,000
Novell01/30/2009100 (3 percent)Novell lays off just under 100 workers
Teradyne01/30/ Teradyne will shed 532 jobs
Citrix Systems01/30/2009490 (10 percent)Citrix to reduce staff by 10 percent
STMicroelectronics01/28/20094,500STMicro reports loss, lays off 4,500
AOL01/28/2009700AOL to lay off 700 employees
SAP01/28/20093,000SAP plans job cuts, despite solid earnings
News Corp.01/26/2009100News Corp. lays off 5 percent at digital unit
Texas Instruments01/26/200912 percentTexas Instruments cutting jobs as profits plunge
Sprint Nextel01/26/20098,000Sprint Nextel to cut 8,000 jobs
Philips01/26/20096,000Philips to cut 6,000 jobs
IBM01/24/2009More than 2,800IBM quietly lays off North American staff
Microsoft01/22/20095,000Microsoft cutting 5,000 jobs on weak results
Ericsson01/21/20095,000 (6 percent)Ericsson to cut 5,000 jobs
Logitech01/19/2009550 to 600Logitech to cut up to 600 jobs
AMD01/16/20091,100 (9 percent)AMD to trim 1,100 jobs, initiate temporary pay cuts
Autodesk01/15/2009750 (10 percent)Autodesk to cut 750 jobs, lowers earnings outlook
Cymer01/15/2009100 (10 percent)AP: Cymer to cut jobs, spending as demand plummets
Motorola01/14/20094,000 (6 percent)Motorola plans another round of layoffs
Plantronics01/14/200918 percentPlantronics to layoff 18% of global workforce
PlanetOut01/14/200950 percentSources: Heavy layoffs at PlanetOut
Google01/14/2009100Google lays off 100 recruiters
Oracle01/14/2009500Report: Oracle cuts workforce by 500
GreenFuel Technologies01/13/200919 (50 percent)Algae front-runner GreenFuel slashes staff
Lexmark01/13/2009375Bloomberg: Lexmark sales miss forecast; 375 job cuts planned
Seagate01/12/2009800 (10 percent)Seagate replaces Watkins as CEO
Dell01/08/20091,900Dell's Ireland plant to shed 1,900 jobs
Lenovo01/08/20092,500 (11 percent)Lenovo to cut 2,500 jobs amid restructuring
One Laptop Per Child01/07/200932 (50 percent)OLPC slashes workforce in half, cuts salaries
Motion Computing01/07/200930 (25 percent)Motion Computing cuts about 30 workers
EMC01/07/20092,400 (7 percent)EMC to cut 2,400 from workforce
Turning Technologies01/07/ Turning Tech layoff hits 31
Borland Software01/06/2009130 (15 percent)VMware hires away Borland CEO
HelioVolt01/06/200915Two Austin employers announce job cuts
LiveJournal01/06/2009About 12LiveJournal deletes 'about a dozen' jobs
Logitech01/06/200915 percent of salaried staff worldwideLogitech to slash 15 percent of workforce
Lenovo01/05/2009200 staff in Beijing officesLenovo rumored readying layoffs
Microsoft01/01/2009UnknownMicrosoft planning big layoffs for January?
AMD12/28/2008100 additional, making 600 total since NovemberAMD cites $70 million in fourth-quarter costs
Unisys12/22/20081,300; 4 percentReuters: Unisys slashes 1,300 jobs
Western Digital12/17/20082,500; 5 percentReuters: Western Digital warns on revenue, will cut jobs
Midway Games12/16/2008180; 25 percentReuters: Midway Games to cut jobs, take charge
Laird12/16/20085,000; nearly 50 percentReuters: Laird announces 5,000 job losses as sales slump
WebMD12/16/20084 percent to 5 percentPaidContent: WebMD to cut up to 5% of staff
Gaia Interactive12/15/200813 percentVentureWire: Gaia lays off staff
Alcatel-Lucent12/12/20081,000 managers, 5,000 contractorsBig revamp for Alcatel-Lucent, with Web 2.0 spin
CBS Interactive12/11/2008UndisclosedAll Things D: CBS Interactive/CNET Re-Org: The Complete Memo
SGI12/11/2008225; 15 percentSilicon Graphics adjusts business plan
Yahoo12/10/20081,520Yahoo pink slips issued, recruiters circling above
Sony12/09/200816,000 totalSony to lay off 8,000 full-timers, 8,000 others
Netflix12/08/200850 peopleNeflix cuts 50 tech jobs; streaming issues linger
Level 3 Communications12/08/2008450; 8 percentDenver Business Journal: Level 3 cutting 450 jobs
BMC Software12/05/2008350 (6 percent)AP: BMC Software to cut 350 jobs, 6% of workforce
RealNetworks12/04/2008130 (7 percent)Sources: Layoffs hit RealNetworks
Viacom12/04/2008850 (7 percent)Viacom lays off 7 percent of workforce
AT&T12/04/200812,000 (4 percent)AT&T lays off 12,000
Adobe12/03/2008600Adobe warns of shortfall, job cuts
Carlyle Group12/03/2008about 100 (10 percent)Bloomberg: Carlyle Cuts 10% of Workers, Including U.S. LBO Jobs
Analog Devices12/03/2008about 20EE Times: Analog Devices shutters DSP design center
Sage North America12/03/2008150Sage North America Reports 2008 Results
Gawker Media12/02/2008"a few"Gawker Media's rolling layoffs continue
Intrinsyc12/01/200895 (30 percent)680 News: Intrinsyc cuts global workforce 30 percent
Fring11/27/200810 (20 percent)Fring cuts staff by 20 percent
Technorati11/25/20086 (12 percent)Technorati trims workforce, cuts pay
TiVo11/25/20087 percentTiVo profits from EchoStar litigation
Palm11/21/2008up to 10 percent of 1,050Palm orders layoffs as Apple and RIM take toll
Buzznet11/21/200810 (11 percent)Valleywag: Music community Buzznet lays off 10
LodgeNet11/21/2008170Argus Leader: LodgeNet cutting jobs
Lam Research11/20/2008600 (15 percent)Reuters: Chipmaker Lam Research cuts 600 jobs
Akamai11/20/20087 percentAkamai to cut 7 percent of workforce
Lawson Software11/19/2008200 (5 percent)AP: Lawson Software shares tumble after job cuts
Pillar Data Systems11/18/2008150 (30 percent)SJ Mercury News: Pillar Data Systems lays off 30% of staff
KLA-Tencor11/18/2008900 (15 percent)SF Business Times: KLA-Tencor to cut 15% of people
Sun Microsystems11/14/20086,000 (15 percent to 18 percent)Sun restructures, lays off up to 6,000
Rearden Commerce11/14/200810 percentValleywag: Rearden Commerce cuts 50 people
Applied Materials11/12/20081,800 (12 percent)Applied Materials cutting 12 percent of workforce
National Semi11/12/2008330Reuters: Nat Semi cuts revenue view, plans job cuts
Wired.com11/11/20083 of trims editorial staff by 10 percent
Current Media11/11/200820 percentLayoffs hit Al Gore's Current Media
Six Apart11/11/20088 percentSix Apart: Changes at Six Apart
Tucows11/11/200815 percentRestructuring at Tucows
Circuit City11/10/200820 percentCircuit City files for bankruptcy
BitTorrent11/10/200850 percentAfter a tough year, BitTorrent replaces CEO again
Insight11/10/2008240 (4 percent)East Valley Tribune: Insight Enterprises lays off 240
Honeywell11/07/2008700Phoenix Business Journal: Honeywell moving 700 jobs out of Phoenix
Zappos11/06/20088 percentLetter to Zappos employees
Veoh11/05/200820 (20 percent)Veoh lays off 20 percent of workforce
LinkedIn11/05/200836 (10 percent)LinkedIn slashes 10 percent of its workforce
Cadence11/05/2008625 (12 percent)Cadence Design cuts 625 jobs
Anadigics11/05/2008100 (15 percent)Anadigics cuts 15 percent of workforce
AMD11/05/2008500 (3 percent)AMD slashes 500 more jobs
Nokia11/04/2008600Hundreds of Nokia jobs under threat
THQ11/03/20084 to 5 studiosKotaku: THQ Shuttering Four to Five Studios?
Tektronix11/03/2008150Tektronix announces fresh layoffs
Spot Runner11/03/2008115 (about 30 percent)TechCrunch: 115 people lose their jobs at Spot Runner
Nortel Networks11/03/20081,300 (5 percent)Nortel earnings tank
YouSendIt10/31/200820 percentVentureBeat: YouSendIt trims 20 percent of staff
Aliph10/31/200825 peopleLayoffs hit Bluetooth headset maker Aliph
Motorola10/30/20083,000Motorola's struggle for survival
Freescale10/30/20082,400 (10 percent)Freescale dragged to loss; will lay off 10%
Symantec10/29/20084.5 percent cost savingsSymantec layoffs coming
Avalanche Studios10/28/200877 of 160Avalanche Studios lays off nearly half of staff
Revision310/27/20089 people, 5 showsVideo start-up Revision3 joins the layoff club
Helium10/27/200830 percent of 110F***dStartups: huge layoff
BroadSoft10/24/2008about 12GigaOM: BroadSoft cuts jobs as sales slow
Comcast Spotlight10/24/2008300+ of 3,500Broadcasting & Cable: Comcast Spotlight cuts positions
ADC Telecoms10/23/2008300-350AP: ADC expects fiscal 2008 loss, plans job cuts
Xerox10/23/20083,000Xerox to cut 3,000 jobs
Avid Technology10/23/2008500Form 8-K: Results of Operations and Financial Condition...
Nokia11/04/2008600Hundreds of Nokia jobs under threat
Tektronix11/03/2008150Tektronix announces fresh layoffs
Spot Runner11/03/2008115 (about 30 percent)TechCrunch: 115 people lose their jobs at Spot Ru
Circuit City11/03/200817 percentCircuit City to close 155 stores
THQ11/03/20084-5 studios Kotaku: THQ Shuttering Four to Five Studios?
Break.com10/23/200811 of lays off 11
Eons10/23/20088 of about 33The Boston Globe: Eons eliminates eight jobs
Dell10/22/20088,900The Register: Dell: 'We will out-pace the rest of the industry'
SanDisk10/22/2008TBASanDisk layoffs in the works
ManiaTV10/22/200820 of 70NewTeeVee: ManiaTV lays off 20, to reduce orig
iMeem10/22/200825 percent of 80Imeem jumping on the layoff bandwagon
Mahalo10/22/200810 Tough times, hard decisions
HP10/22/200824,600 over three yearsHP to slash 24,600 jobs following EDS buy
Ticketmaster10/21/200835 percentF***edStartups: laying off 35%
Comcast10/21/2008300AP: Comcast to cut up to 300 jobs in eastern di
Manhattan Associates10/21/20086.5 percentReuters: Manhattan Associates hit by slump
Softchoice10/20/20086.5 percent of 958Toronto Star: Softchoice cuts staff by 6.5 percent
Veoh10/20/20080UPDATE: Layoffs at Veoh, or not?
Wikia10/20/20083UPDATE based on personal interview with Jimmy Wales
Autotrader10/20/200869Orlando Business Times: Autotrader to close c
Texas Instruments10/20/2008possibly 300TXCN: Hundreds face pink slips at TI
Sony Ericsson10/17/20082,000 globallyBloomberg: Sony Ericsson Reports Smaller Loss Than Anticipated
Sprint10/17/2008ongoingKMBC-TV: Sprint plans 'gradual layoffs'
Jaxtr10/17/20081313 employees laid off at VoIP start-up Jaxtr
Zivity10/17/200833 percentZivity lays off a third of staff
Zillow10/17/200825 percentZillow lays off 25 percent of staff
SearchMe10/17/200820 percentSearch engine startup SearchMe cuts 20 perce
Heavy10/17/200814 percentDownturn strikes again: Heavy lays off 14%
Lenovo10/17/200850 in Morrisville, N.C.WRAL: Lenovo to lay off 50 workers at Morrisville headq
MPC Computers10/17/2008200Idaho Business Review: Details released on MP
Hi510/16/200810 percent to 15 percentNo Hi5's today
Sirius XM10/16/200850Sirius XM makes cuts to XM in D.C.
Pandora10/16/200820Pandora cuts 20 employees
Adbrite10/16/200840 percent'Layoffs are not a statement about performance'
Actel10/16/200810 percentEE Times: Actel cuts 10% of workforce
Tesla Motors10/15/2008Detroit officeAutomaker lays off Detroit office with blog post
SkyRider10/15/2008AllP2P start-up SkyRider has shut down
Appcelerator10/15/20086Tough times, tough decisions
Jive Software10/14/200833 percentJive Software lays off 1/3 of staff
Redfin10/14/200820 percentRedfin blames economy in layoffs
Qimonda10/13/20083,000Qimonda: Qimonda announces global restructuring program...
Seesmic10/10/20087Tough times. Tough decisions
Lulu10/09/200824Lulu cuts jobs as revenues slow
Micron10/09/200815 percentMicron to cut workforce by 15 percent, slash flash output
eBay10/06/20081,000eBay buys Bill Me Later, lays off 1,000
Gawker Media10/03/200814 percentGawker Media to lay off 14 percent of editorial
Entellium10/03/200895 percentWorkers get ax at software maker Entellium

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