I was mistaken in my post concerning Palm Inc.. When I checked their web site and Press Releases, I could not find any information as to their employment numbers or layoffs.
The correct information from the Robert McMillan article:
"The layoffs, which occurred Thursday, affected "a small percentage" of Palm's approximately 1,200 employees and were concentrated in the company's development group, according to a company spokesman. They primarily affect Palm employees in the U.S., he added."
I apologise for any misstatements.