Things aren't so rosy at IBM either


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jan 3, 2002
IBM is cutting 1,400 jobs in its microelectronics division, along with 13,000 or so more in their services division.

The microelectronics division is responsible for the PowerPC development, I believe.

Edit: sorry, I forgot the link. Here's the AP story.


macrumors 65816
Mar 11, 2002
Franklin, TN
its true. I have several friends who work at IBM and they are completly butchering the company. IBM was founded in Endicott, NY and over the past month they have sold off / outsourced the microelectronics division and there is absolutly NOTHING left in endicott.

IBM built the city in the 1930 - 1970's and they have completely pulled out and left half the city unemployed. The rest are on their way there. I grew up in the area and it is disgusting to see what happened.

ahh. corporate america.


macrumors regular
Apr 25, 2002
Northeast U.S.

Ever heard of Kingston, NY? It's not too far from Fishkill, NY and about 15minutes from me (I plan on working at the new East Fishkill plan in the not to distant future). IBM was responsible for building Kingston up and then tearing it down (not literally). It's amazing how one company can do so much. I guess it's just the way the cookie crumbles.


macrumors 68020
May 9, 2001
Well, we do not have such problems like that here in Venezuela. There are no almost any companies left, and there are not specific towns in that situation becuase the entire country is falling down.

But is interesting the teaste of progress. We do not know what that really is in the practice.


macrumors 6502
Jul 18, 2001
lol mymemmory sorry to hear ur countries falling apart :rolleyes:
As 4 IBM all of the tech industry and the entire econ. continues to fight and suffer It seems everytime it gets better it makes a bigger plunge. I hope it gets better for good soon. I.E. everyone buy lots of stuff. :D
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