Author: Richard Burnett
Publisher: Orlando Sentinel
Date: April 30, 2012
Microchip maker TriQuint Semiconductor has laid off 70 workers at its Apopka plant, eliminating a big slice of its long-running operation in Metro Orlando.
The Oregon-based high-tech manufacturer shed the jobs last Thursday, according to a notice to state and local officials released Monday by the Department of Economic Opportunity. Affected workers included engineers, technicians, line assemblers and fabricators.
The action is “indefinite” and expected to be permanent, the company told the state. Laid-off workers will continue to receive salaries and benefits through late June.
TriQuint produces microchip components for various consumer electronics products, including Apple’s iPhone and other wireless devices. Read more here.