Motorola slashes 20% of its workforce and renames research division “Applied Research & Technology Center”

Motorola Inc. is cutting more than 20% of the jobs in its research division ( the unit responsible for basic research in everything from cellphones to radio technology). They will eliminate about 120 of the 600 positions, and reassign 180 employees to work in individual business units. The other 300 workers will remain with the renamed research division called the “Applied Research & Technology Center”

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