Sony quits manufacturing VAIO computers and ...

Sony quits manufacturing VAIO computers and …

February 6, 2014

VAIO_Duo_13Sony officially announced that it will lay off a total of 5,000 workers as a result of its plans to restructure the company, including the sale of the computer company Vaio and the separation of the television line. With these movements, the Japanese expects to amortize the losses estimated at about 110 trillion yen (11,000 million dollars) by the end of March 2014.

Of the employees that Sony will put out of work around the world, 1,500 work in Japan and the remaining 3,500 reside abroad. Likewise, the Japanese company has foreseen that it will cut a third of its expenses during the next 15 months and before the start of its financial year 2015. The speculated sale by Sony of its Vaio computer subsidiary has been confirmed this Thursday by the company in a statement. The purchaser of the PC brand is Japan Industrial Partners (JIP).

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