Mass. locations: North Reading
Total worldwide employees: 3,800
Total announced worldwide job cuts: 532
Total Mass. employees: 1,055
Total Mass. job cuts: Unknown
On Jan. 29, 2009, the North Reading company that makes automated test equipment for semiconductors said it would slash about 14 percent of its work force and implement a temporary pay cut, the Globe reported. If the ratio of worldwide cuts was applied to Massachusetts, then almost 150 Bay State jobs could be cut.Previously on Nov. 13, 2008, Teradyne announced a workforce reduction of 185 employees.