The company has announced plants to relocate the cordless phonemanufacturing division to its Telecom Corridor plant in Richardson,a North Dallas suburb. The Austin facility employs 250 workers whohave been offered relocation packages to head north to Dallas.Flextronics' US headquarters is located in San Jose, CA, andmaintains a small sales office in Austin.

Siemens earlier this year disclosed plans to outsource its UScordless phone manufacturing operations. The Austin plant primarilyserves as the production base for Gigaset phones, geared to smalloffice/home office users.

Meanwhile, Siemens is searching for space for 25 city workerswho deal with product management, sales and marketing. The companyhas maintained an Austin location since the early 1990s when itbought Rolm Communications Inc.

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