Sony Ericsson will be closing its Research Triangle Park, North Carolina corporate headquarters, along with five smaller operations across the world in an effort to restructure the organization. In addition to the main North American offices, facilities in Miami, Florida; Krista, Sweeden; Chennai, India; San Diego, California; and Seattle, Washington will all be getting the axe, along with 2,000 employees worldwide.
Sony Ericsson's North American headquarters will relocate to Atlanta, Georgia, while research and development operations will relocate from Research Triangle Park to Redwood Forest, California. The location for the headquarters was chosen due to the proximity to AT&T's wireless operations (the company's largest customer) and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Employee terminations haven't been announced just yet, and in some cases, individuals are being given the opportunity to relocate to Atlanta or California.
Another tough hit, just before the holiday season. With an Android device coming next year, will the company be able to turn the tide?
Via: Engadget Mobile