Thread regarding GlobalFoundries layoffs

Marvell Takeover of Avera Semi

Just saw that Marvell has completed the takeover of Avera from GF
https://www.marvell.com/company/news/pressDetail.do?releaseID=11497

Any fallout from this? Being out of the loop for several months, just wondering if there were any layoffs or other restructuring since I had many colleagues that ended up a part of Avera during my time at GF.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak

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To the point made by @11TNQjak-zed -
" Today we announced the sale of Avera Semiconductor to Marvell...This deal is a true win-win...". May'19. Wish him same and more for this X-mass.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-3oed

sorry to hear about those who were laid off. hope you all find something soon. but look on the bright side, GF Avera was a terrible company so where ever you land will be a big step up

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-2azh

how much impact to the Avera folks in Malta site...

heard all Avera folks in Malta given notice till Jan 6

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-2hux

According to GF employees laid off can reapply to GF, but taking the Marvell severance package requires you to sign a non-compete clause. Dishonesty is rampant from the top at GF. why bother attending any all hands meetings to be lied to.

"The employee who spoke to Seven Days on condition of anonymity said the sting of being let go was lessened by a generous severance package that was “beyond anything I’ve seen in the industry.” Even so, it contained a no-compete clause aimed to prevent employees from being rehired by GlobalFoundries"

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1bxl

Some media coverage of Ess-x Junction

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Globalfoundries-sells-subsidiary-564526721.html

ESS-x JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) GlobalFoundries has completed the sale of part of its company, impacting employees at their plant in Ess-x Junction.

WCAX News has confirmed a company called Marvell completed its acquisition of Global's Avera Semi business Tuesday. This was one of the subsidiaries of IBM that Global acquired when it bought the Ess-x Junction plant four years ago.

We don't know exactly how many people were working for Avera in Vermont but we're told by GlobalFoundries they all now work for Marvell. But it is unclear what happens to those workers.

We have been getting reports of layoffs. We reached out to Marvell for comment numerous times Tuesday but have not heard back.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1mon

Looks like Marvell is carrying on the GF baton well with being as transparent at 1980s Florida window tinting about the layoff.

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2019/11/06/dozens-of-employees-of-globalfoundries-subsidiary-laid-off-in-ess-x-junction

*You made need to fix the "ess-x" part of the link since TheLayoff will replace with ess-x to protect our young, naive eyes.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1yjd

Smart GF, passing the ugly work to Marvell

Laurie Kelly, vice president of communications for GlobalFoundries, said the 800 Avera employees were “transferred” to Marvell as part of the sale. GlobalFoundries still has about 2,300 employees at its Ess-x Junction campus.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1pfg

There is a Marvell discussion board here at TheLayoff.com, take a look at this thread

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/11BERxM7
"100 layoff from Burlington GF site"/

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1ged

Another excellent move by TC - getting rid of people painlessly for GF. This is like a layoff without GF having to take its blame. GF had made no attempts to save jobs when they made a deal with Marvell. Next – watch out people in Fishkill, similar thing may happen when ON separation completes.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1sfj

Some will pivot to the left,
Some will pivot to the right,
And the others will "pivot" out of sight.

Thanks for the great leadership TC and the Suntan Band

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1has

There are reports of layoffs that should have triggered a WARN notice up here in VT. Of course Global is telling reporters that they're Marvell employees so shrugs. Marvell isn't available for comment, per the news. I am so glad I retired. The semiconductor industry is awful now.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-1lrq

"Dad are we going to have Thanksgiving and Christmas this year?"
"Sorry kiddo, McKinsey and the Prince say we just can't afford it."

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-nuo

Its not referred to as 'layoff' or downsizing internally anymore. The proper term is Pivot.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-bsm

News of lay-off in the VT site

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-xmm

This is business, nothing personal. Decisions are made tto save the company as a whole, the individual does not matter. If you get a better opportunity take it.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-czj

It was stated that our dedicated co-workers who made Avera a resource worth purchasibg are to be cut the day after the deal close. Many of my friends are now cancelling their Thanksgiving and Christmas plans due to being jobless today. What a wretched company GF has become.

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Post ID: @11TNQjak-zed

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