Counting down the top five wireless job cutters

Whether it's due to exiting a business or improving their balance sheets, companies in the wireless market are making changes that are driving thousands of workers out of their jobs this year. Recent examples of this trend include Ericsson's decision to exit the wireless-modem business and cut around 1,000 jobs, while Microsoft shifts its attention away from feature phones and Broadcom is abandoning the baseband chip market. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, looks at the top five job cutters in wireless this year in a new feature. Special report