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NVIDIA will provide severance packages, counseling and job placement for employees let go

NVIDIA is having a rough time with woes coming from its stock price to its products having stiffer competition in the marketplace from the likes of AMD. NVIDIA announced yesterday that it would be decreasing its work force by over 6.5% in an attempt to save money that it can put towards other areas.

The work force reduction amounts to about 360 employees from its worldwide work force. NVIDIA employees in the U.S. are affected as well.

NVIDIA also announced that it will take a restructuring charge of between $7 and $10 million in its Q3 financial results. The charge will be used to fund severance packages and related expenses.

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said in a statement, "Our action today is difficult, but necessary considering current business realities. Despite our reduction, we will continue to invest in selective high-growth opportunities like our revolutionary CUDA parallel computing technology and our Tegra mobile single-chip computer. We are taking fast action to enhance our competitive position and restore our financial performance. All of us at NVIDIA are determined to emerge from these challenges an even stronger company."

NVIDIA says that it will provide not only severance packages to affected employees, but it will also provide counseling and job placement services as well. Layoffs at NVIDIA are expected to be complete by the end of Q3.

NVIDIA has more than layoffs on its plate right now. It is fighting a pair of proposed class action lawsuits over whether or not it mislead investors about the potential consequences of GPUs in its notebook products that failed at higher than normal  rates. NVIDIA announced in July that it would take a onetime charge of $150 to $200 million related to expenses and replacements of the GPUs that failed.



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NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By rudolphna on 9/19/2008 11:19:20 AM , Rating: -1
Bout time they had problems. NVIDIA has been on top for years, and its good to see them ahving problems finally. I immensely dislike NVIDIA currently, the whole Vista driver issue, is just a pain in the tuchus. I just like ATi more. Ive never had a good NVIDIA card, all of them either died, crashed all the time, or just didnt perform well. My first ATi card in years, a 2600XT, worked perfectly righ tout of the box, no problems at all. Hasnt crashed my computer once.. Unlike my previous 6600GT.




RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By piroroadkill on 9/19/2008 11:21:54 AM , Rating: 3
It is true that the vast majority of Vista crashes related to the nvidia drivers


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By slayerized on 9/19/2008 11:27:31 AM , Rating: 2
This sucks. Is this part of the "We're going to open a can of whoop-ass" exercise? I hope not!


By rudolphna on 9/19/2008 11:39:01 AM , Rating: 2
yeah, more like, "open a can of get our assus whooped" bad joke i know


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By MPE on 9/19/08, Rating: -1
By The0ne on 9/19/2008 12:48:10 PM , Rating: 2
Cheers to you. These are hard times for many people AND families. I've gone through with the during the first Bush and now the second. It's not easy. Video card woes and almost anything else doesn't matter when you are trying to earn enough to survive or support your family.


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By Spivonious on 9/19/08, Rating: 0
RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By straycat74 on 9/19/2008 1:27:57 PM , Rating: 1
People are spoiled. They got used to spending too much on there credit cards, have too big of a mortgage they thought they would grow into.

The times we live in are more prosperous for more people than ever.

The economy is in recession because it is not growing fast enough!!!! If the news media was not in bed with the democrats and trying to get there guy in office, we would not hear the word recession. Here is a clue for the complainers, Congress has been controlled by Democrats for the past two years, who got in saying they were going to fix this mess.

Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac problems? Where did they get all of there influence from?

All Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008

Dodd, Christopher J $165,400
Obama, Barack $126,349 (Change?)
Kerry, John $111,000

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/09/update-fan...


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By ats on 9/19/2008 3:00:48 PM , Rating: 1
Those numbers are bogus. When you factor in directors/officers/lobbyists for FM/FM McCain has received ~30% more.

And in other news, Company and its Employees donate to political campaign! The terror, the horror, the scandal!

But then again McCain is in his element with corrupt and bankrupt finance types so..


By straycat74 on 9/19/2008 6:10:58 PM , Rating: 2
Site your source please


By straycat74 on 9/19/2008 6:13:06 PM , Rating: 2
And then factor in McCains years in congress compared to Obama.


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By sxr7171 on 9/22/2008 12:50:43 AM , Rating: 1
It seems like many do not know the definition of "recession" both in general terms and in economic terms: 2 consecutive quarters of negative growth. But what can you do? They'll rate you down even when they can't understand what you wrote.


By Spivonious on 9/22/2008 9:27:55 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the support. I forget that Dailytech is filled with 13 year-olds sometimes.


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By rudolphna on 9/19/08, Rating: -1
RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By allnighter on 9/19/2008 3:42:24 PM , Rating: 3
wow, just wow. I don't believe in harsh language over the internet but you bro are a retard.
Losing a job is a miserable event for anyone. Your argument is stupid. You probably haven't experienced such a thing yourself but with the kind of intellect you're displaying here, I'd say you don't have to worry about anything. There will always be some kind of burger flipping work to be found.


By rudolphna on 9/19/2008 7:14:20 PM , Rating: 2
Im not denying that its horrible that ANYONe had to lose their jobs. I feel soryr for them, but we all know it happens, and there is little we can do about it. Ive heard people say how they dont care if AMD, Ford, GM go out of buisness. They dont think about the hundreds of thousands of people that will lose their jobs, if such a thing happened. I feel for them, but in the grand scheme of things, we should be glad it wasnt more, like Dell, HP are laying off.


By straycat74 on 9/19/2008 1:59:59 PM , Rating: 2
You could think of it as 360 people to get new exciting jobs!


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By Fnoob on 9/19/08, Rating: 0
RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By rudolphna on 9/19/2008 3:24:31 PM , Rating: 2
they were BFG, I got tired of having my system be unusuabl,e for a week, and having to pay shipping.


By Fnoob on 9/19/2008 3:37:04 PM , Rating: 2
Haven't had to use their warranty yet... that's a bummer to hear that they don't send out an RMA and cover shipping. The way my RROD XB360 was handled was impressive; all returns should be handled so well.

Do you have a quality powersupply rated to handle everything you are using? Stable incoming power in your area? Adequate case cooling? After frying multiple cards, I would begin to question some other variable in your setup / environment.

Better luck to you in the future.


By StevoLincolnite on 9/20/2008 2:48:47 AM , Rating: 2
If nVidia is as bad as you say, then why do I have a Riva 128 that has been working since the almost dawn of 3D acceleration?

Heck, every card I have ever owned has *never* broken down, not sure if it's because of the systems I use them in, or perhaps just luck.

But hardware wise nVidia is as Good as ATI.

Nvidia had the Geforce FX let-down, ATI had the 2900 series let down.

What it should come down to is Price/Performance.

My Main desktop rig has Crossfire 4850's with a PCI Geforce 6200 for multi-monitors. - Works like a charm, seems the Graphics cards don't try and kill each other with hate like I see some people do for using a certain brand.


By Spuke on 9/19/2008 6:56:20 PM , Rating: 2
I've had both cards and both have had their fair share of problems but none were unfixable. I am currently running an ATI 4850 and had the supposedly unfixable ATI2DVAG problem. Fixed that too. No one's perfect.


RE: NVIDIA finally getting its just desserts
By JustTom on 9/20/2008 1:15:42 AM , Rating: 2
So you have had nothing but problems with ATI cards and nothing but good results from NVIDIA? Why then have you bought as many ATI cards?


By Fnoob on 9/20/2008 10:08:29 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry, I misspoke. I have had no problems with either brand. I buy whichever card offers the best bang for the buck at any given time. I have been equally annoyed with both firms driver packages from time to time.

The only complaint I have with the 8800GT is the noise - it's a loud mofo. I think my next will be the 4870x2.


By Fnoob on 9/20/2008 10:11:57 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry, I misspoke. I have had no problems with either brand. I buy whichever card offers the best bang for the buck at any given time. I have been equally annoyed with both firms driver packages from time to time.

The only complaint I have with the 8800GT is the noise - it's a loud mofo. I think my next will be the 4870x2, or whatever comes along to top that one, I'm in no hurry.


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