Microsoft confirmed the closure of the Nokia plant in Finland
Today, Microsoft confirmed the rumors about closing the plant, located in the Finnish city of Salo, which is exploited to Nokia to sell its mobile phone unit. Along with this will not work 2300.
Layoffs are part of Microsoft’s plan to cut 7 800 jobs worldwide, which the company announced in July. At the same time, Microsoft will retain offices in Espoo and Tampere, adds Reuters.
These measures the company calls «a difficult choice», designed to harmonize the organizational and production structure with the existing Nokia. This step is also part of the restructuring of Microsoft, which plans to cut spending by at least $ 850 million.
The software giant has acquired the mobile link Nokia in April 2014 for 7.18 billion, of which $ 2.13 billion the company paid only for patents, Tenn.
Also earlier today it became known that Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the company InterDigital for unfulfilled promises to license important patents.