The hottest Nokia R & D center in Beijing may lose

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Nokia R & D center in Beijing may be laid off by two-thirds

Nokia is being swallowed up by Microsoft step by step. On July 17, us time, Microsoft announced the largest layoff in its history. Microsoft plans to cut 18000 jobs due to the impact of simplifying institutions and integrating Nokia's business units. Among them, about 12500 layoffs will come from the newly acquired Nokia device and service department, mainly focusing on manufacturing plants, functional machine research and development and related departments

for Nokia, under the command of Microsoft, there may be only brand value left

Nokia is always injured

after Microsoft acquired Nokia, it absorbed 28000 Nokia employees. According to the layoff plan, 12500 of them will be laid off, which means that nearly half of Nokia employees face unemployment after being acquired by Microsoft

the green building that used to make Nokia proud has completely faded. After the acquisition of this former Nokia China headquarters building, only Nokia's Beijing R & D center and procurement, supply chain management and other departments are left, and now there are nearly 2000 employees

insiders told the IT times that the Beijing R & D center will be the hardest hit area for the layoffs. Since July 21, employees of the center have received layoff notices in succession. However, the compensation scheme and the time of departure have not been mentioned

Nokia R & D is divided into business and smart device business. The business mainly includes middle and low-end (Saipan S30, S40 system) and Nokia X Series (Android system), with more than 1100 employees in Beijing. According to the above sources, in addition to retaining the ultra-low end S30, the S40 and Nokia x departments will be cut down. The smart device business refers to lumia (WP system). There are more than 300 employees in Beijing, and less than one third of them will remain

after several adjustments, Nokia's R & D centers in the world are only Finland, Beijing, China, San Diego and other places. Several European R & D centers were merged to Beijing

Stephen elop, executive vice president of Microsoft and former CEO of Nokia, said in an email that the engineering development work will focus on Salo in Finland (for future high-end lumia products) and Finnish Tan "the B-pillar used as the window guide adopts these materials to make Perry (for low-cost devices). The engineering development work in Beijing will be cut down and will play a supporting role in developing cheap equipment in the future. It is estimated that less than 400 people will remain. The person said

manufacturing plants are also facing layoffs. Elop said that in the future, factories will be mainly concentrated in Hanoi, Vietnam, while other manufacturing work will continue to be carried out in Beijing and Dongguan. However, some media quoted a person from the Beijing municipal government as saying that Nokia Beijing plant plans to lay off 3000 people. The output value of the factory has decreased greatly compared with previous years. Within months, the factory may move out of Beijing. Dongguan factory employees told that the operation director asked employees to voluntarily apply for layoffs

in addition, procurement, supply chain management and sales will also be reduced accordingly

has never been integrated into Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya NADELLA explained that the reason for layoffs is that the company hopes to simplify working procedures and management structure, speed up information flow and decision-making process, and make the company operate more agile and fast

elop further pointed out that the loss of Microsoft mobile is the main reason for layoffs, and Nokia's device strategy must comply with Microsoft's strategy and meet the requirements of appropriate financial conditions. According to Nokia's financial report for the first quarter of 2014, Microsoft mobile (Nokia Division) had a net loss of 336 million euros (about 446 million US dollars) in the quarter

we had a premonition of being cut, but we didn't expect it to be so serious. The person said. After the announcement of layoffs, most employees still work normally, but their mood is completely different. They have now formed a group of more than 500 people. What they couldn't understand was that the Nokia X series equipped with Android was cut, while the S30 ultra-low-end function machine was retained. When it was just acquired, the leader told us that Microsoft needed us and Android. But now it seems that Microsoft bought the Nokia function machine department for only one purpose: to eliminate the middle and low-end machine department that dares to be the Android technology agreement system, but to leave behind low-end products. S30 has no Bluetooth and Wi Fi, and can only make and send text messages. It sells for more than 100 yuan, which won't have many users. Someone said

some people blame it on the alternation of new and old CEO of Microsoft. Sunyongjie, an independent IT Analyst, believes that even if the equipment and service departments are not acquired by Microsoft, Nokia will lose weight through layoffs according to its poor business performance. Since Nokia's business cannot be open source for Microsoft now, throttling is an inevitable choice, and the sharp rise in Microsoft's stock undoubtedly plays a key role in the strategic opportunity period that is still in progress

however, to the dismay of Nokia employees, it seems that they have never integrated into Microsoft. Just to say a little, Nokia employees have been unable to access the Microsoft employee intranet until now, and many information is lagging behind in obtaining

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