Motorola Inc. said Monday it cut 170 jobs at its semiconductor facility in Austin, Tex., as part of a continuing effort to reduce spending.
Motorola's semiconductor group also said it had cut the salaries of its elected officers by 10 percent as part of its efforts to cut costs.
"These are elected officers of the semiconductor product sector worldwide," said Dan Rogers, director of public affairs for the company's semiconductor group in Austin, Texas.
Rogers said the officers, who number about 30, are elected by the Motorola board of directors. The pay cuts were implemented in July, he said.
The job cuts followed the company's offer earlier this month of voluntary severance packages to about 6,000 manufacturing employees in its semiconductor unit. That offer was an extension of one made to non-manufacturing workers in the group in July.