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AST lays off 37 per cent of staff

AST plans to make 37 per cent of staff redundant as it seeks to regain profitability.

The Samsung subsidiary could lose about 1,120 staff, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

AST UK representatives said that enquiries regarding the status of UK staff are being passed on to the US. The firm last year pulled out of the consumer PC market to concentrate on the business sector.