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ATLANTA – , which once employed several hundred people in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has picked the Buckhead area of Atlanta for its new North American headquarters.

The mobile phone manufacturer it would move its North American headquarters from RTP to the Atlanta area as part of a restructuring and the laying off of hundreds of workers.

Sony Ericsson is a joint venture of Sony and Ericsson.

Some 180 people will be based in Atlanta.

The company is also consolidating some operations from Miami to the Atlanta operation.

"Atlanta is an ideal location for Sony Ericsson’s new regional headquarters, and we look forward to immersing ourselves in this vibrant community," said Anderson Teixeira, president of Sony Ericsson Region Americas, in a statement. "Access to impressive office space and a diverse pool of talent, combined with close proximity to AT&T, and easy access to Latin America, make Atlanta an obvious choice for relocation. This move will also encourage even stronger collaboration with our partners as we launch innovative and exciting new products in this market."

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