News In Brief: Cisco, Fairchild, GSA

Cisco will lay off up to 700 employees at its US headquarters as part of its plan to cut 1,000-2,000 employees worldwide.
Fairchild Semiconductor has contracted Orange to provide it with an IP VPN with IP voice services, as well as other network services, in a three-year agreement.
The number of available HSPA devices has risen 121% in the past year, according to the GSA.  1,605 HSPA devices have now been announced by 183 manufacturers worldwide.