The job cuts are part of a previously announced
reduction of 5,000 positions globally, or just over 3 percent of
its staff, and fall under a much larger reorganization that
includes spinning off Sony's TV operations and putting its
personal computer division on the block.
"While these moves were extremely tough, they were absolutely
necessary to position us in the best possible place for future
growth," Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of
Sony Electronics, said in a statement.
Known for its Bravia TV and Playstation game system, the
Japanese company is struggling to compete against Apple and
Samsung Electronics that dominate the smartphone, computer and
(Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New
York; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
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