Sunday, 09 July 2017 06:00

    Microsoft's Taiwan chief is leaving — along with 3,000 others: report

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    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Local media are reporting that Microsoft Taiwan General Manager Steven Shaw (邵光華) has resigned as the U.S.-based tech giant announced it will lay off thousands of employees globally.

    The company has been shifting its focus from licensing its programs in a one-time basis to selling online subscriptions for its software.

    U.S. reports put the number of layoffs worldwide as up to 3,000.

    "Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis," Microsoft said in a statement. "This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others."

    The United Daily News quoted unnamed sources as saying that Shaw tendered his resignation this week, effective immediately. He position will be filled by Davis Tsai (蔡恩全), Microsoft's vice president for Greater China and general manager for China, as well as Shaw's predecessor.

    Microsoft Taiwan said personnel changes had been made but that no official announcement of the details would be made before mid-July.

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