Yeah, just like they put a lot of planning in keeping the West Coast R&D group in Mountain View, but then laid them all off. But hey, it's a quick plane flight from Clemsford to San Jose to react to customers needs at AMAT and KLA-Tencor.
Im not bashing. My facts come from those at the OEM division who are going thru this shut down. I used to work for the OEM division. They may be building the software division in Mt View but not the OEM robots. So when it all falls apart for those who are losing their jobs, try telling them that they are imagining it.
You are absolutely accurate. It's a shame the bashers toss around such garbage. A lot of effort is going into planning for the continuation of the West Coast Development group based in Mtn. View.
"The OEM group in California has ALREADY outsourced all of its robotics manufacturing to a third party..."
This sounds like BS to me. I heard they were moving the manufacturing to Chelmsford, but will continue to do some engineering and field service out of Mountain View. Will someone else besides bigwave confirm this? Without intending to sound insensitive, even if they did outsource the Mountain View stuff to a third party, if it is a sound business and financial decision, what's wrong with that? Better than continuing to lose money, which in the long run helps nobody.
The OEM group in California has ALREADY outsourced all of its robotics manufacturing to a third party. The place is virtually shut down. This is the truth, not BS. (I guess they didn't tell you).
Quite correct � I don�t know where this type of BS comes from, but I have not heard anything about Brooks using 3rd party vendors to produce their robots. This is a core competency for the company , so it would make no operational sense at all. There has been talk of consolidating the CA operations back into Chelmsford, but the notion of using 3rd party vendors shows a major misunderstanding of the nature of this business.
I respectfully request that people check their facts before posting unintelligent data that helps no one except the person making the post.
BTY � nice 6% gain today.