BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's high-tech giant Tektronix is laying off about 150 workers in the Beaverton area.
The company says it must prepare for tougher times in 2009.
It says laid off workers will get severance pay, medical benefits and help finding another job.
Tektronix has operations in 19 countries. It supplies test, measurement, and monitoring products and services for the communications, computer and semiconductor industries.
The cuts are the latest in the erosion of Oregon high-tech employment. In one of the most severe cuts, Hynix Semiconductor Corp. in Eugene slashed 1,400 jobs last summer.
Through September, high-tech employment in Oregon was down 2.4 percent from the same time last year.