One of Research in Motion's (RIM's) largest hardware manufacturing partners is ending its relationship with the company.
Canadian firm Celestica has announced that it will ending a partnership deal which saw the company build hardware for the embattled communications firm.
"Celestica has been a high-performing manufacturing supplier for RIM and will work closely with RIM throughout the transition," the company said in a statement.
"Celestica has been working with RIM as it assesses its supply chain strategy."
Supply chain has been one of a number of areas in which RIM has sought to cut or consolidate its operations. The company is in the process of a massive reorganisation effort which has seen the company axe more than 2,000 jobs.
The reorganisation comes in the wake of a string of poor financial results at RIM. Executives have cautioned that the company will likely see the streak continue in the coming months as the near-term outlook for the firm remains grim.
In addition to the poor financials and slow sales, RIM has also been plagued by turmoil at its highest levels.
The company recently disclosed a $12m payout it had been forced to absorb when co-chief executives Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis were dismissed. The boardroom turnover was followed by key executive departures which further thinned the company's ranks.
Analysts have floated a number of possible solutions for RIM, including the breakup of the company and a transition to the secure enterprise communications market.
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