Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 18 Sep 2014 5:45 am
After announcing a "goodwill impairment charge" yesterday that sees Sony's losses mounting to $2.1 billion for the annual year, the handset vendor has mentioned that it is looking to restructure its electronics arm. The first stage involves cutting 1,000 jobs from the mobile division, which amounts to 15 percent of the unit's total workforce.
Leaves questions over whether the Xperia Z1 may make it to the U.S.
Sony's CEO, Kaz Hirai, has been speaking to Japanese media, with market share and breaking into the U.S. in particular on the table. With Japan and Europe accounting for around 60% of Sony's smartphone sales, and it seems priority one for Hirai is to maintain and build on that:
"Our biggest priority is maintaining our share...