DJI has confirmed that it has reduced the size of its workforce at its office in Palo Alto in California’s Silicon Valley, home to some of the firm’s R&D projects.
“We have made the difficult decision to reduce staffing in our Palo Alto office to reflect the company’s evolving needs,” DJI said in a statement.
It added: “We thank the affected employees for their contributions and remain committed to our customers and partners in the US market and around the world as we continue to develop the industry’s most advanced drone technology.”
DJI opened its R&D centre in Palo Alto in 2015, which at the time consisted of a 12,000 square foot area able to house around 75 engineers.
The move to California marked a significant international step in DJI’s R&D operations, which until then had largely been based in Shenzhen in China.
Globally, DJI has around 14,000 employees.
This story is being updated.