Movella Realigns Workforce to Better Navigate Challenging Market Conditions
HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Movella Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: MVLA) (“Movella”), a leading full-stack provider of sensors, software, and analytics that enable the digitization of movement, announced that due to market conditions, on August 31, 2023, the Company reduced its number of employees by approximately 20%. The Company expects to substantially complete this workforce reduction in the third quarter of 2023. Additionally, the Company elected to restructure its operations by exiting certain non-core business activities. As a result of this workforce reduction and restructuring, the Company expects to incur a pre-tax cash charge for severance and restructuring costs which consists of one-time termination benefits and contract termination costs, of between approximately $1.1 million and $1.6 million in the third quarter of 2023. The Company expects to achieve cost savings of approximately $2.0 million per quarter following this action.
About Movella Holdings Inc.
Movella is a leading full-stack provider of sensors, software, and analytics that enable the digitization of movement. Movella serves the entertainment, health & sports, and automation & mobility markets. Our innovations enable customers to capitalize on the value of movement by transforming data into meaningful and actionable insights. Partnering with leading global brands such as Electronic Arts, EPIC Games, 20th Century Studios, Netflix, Toyota, Siemens and over 500 sports organizations, Movella is creating extraordinary outcomes that move humanity forward. To learn more, please visit www.movella.com.
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