Feeds

Sun shines on Scots job market

StarCat production transferred to Silicon Glen

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Sun is to transfer some production of its flagship enterprise server from the US to its plant at Linlithgow, Scotland.

The server giant is to build a £25.8m extension to its Scottish factory in order to manufacture its Sun Fire 15000 servers in Europe. Scottish workers will go to the US to get up to speed in Sun's latest software technology prior to the opening of the extension of the plant in October.

News of the expansion comes as a welcome boost to Scotland's hi-tech industry, which suffered a set back last week when HP (following the successful completion of its merger with Compaq) announced plans to axe 630 workers (including 450 full time staff) at its factory in Erskine.

Linlithgow, Sun's sole manufacturing factory outside the US, was first opened in 1990. The extension increases the overall size of the plant to 405,000 square ft housing nearly 1,000 employees and contractors, The Scotsman reports. ®

Related Stories

Sun broadens factory integration service
HP axes 1,400 UK jobs

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.