Alienware Plans Worldwide Expansion; Layoffs, Too

Dell's Alienware division will lay off employees from a number of its business units as the once-independent division becomes more closely tied to Dell's main organization and significantly expands its reach.

In a memo forwarded to ExtremeTech, Alienware general manager Arthur Lewis outlined a number of divisions that contained "redundancies" with Dell's main operations, including support organizations such as accounting, finance, operations, IT, procurement, and others. Alienware will also close its manufacturing operations in Miami and Athlone, Ireland, leaving Dell's own manufacturing operations and ODM partners to build the Alienware PCs.

Alienware also plans to offer branded software and peripherals, the memo added.

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