In keeping with a brand new report from Nikkei Asian Assessment, Sony cell is about to expertise a tectonic shift. The report alleges that Sony will reduce its cell division in half by 2020.
If that is true, it is going to lead to roughly 2,000 folks both dropping their jobs or getting shifted to a brand new division at Sony.
It needs to be famous that Nikkei Asian Assessment doesn’t cite a supply in its article on this matter. Nonetheless, the publication is highly-regarded and reliable.
Apart from, though this information is disappointing to listen to, it’s not precisely sudden. Simply yesterday, Sony introduced it was shutting down a manufacturing unit that primarily makes smartphones. The corporate additionally moved its cell division into one other division that makes TVs, cameras, and audio gear. It’s assumed Sony did this to assist conceal simply how a lot cash its cell division is dropping.
Sony closing a significant manufacturing plant (Replace: Merging cell division, too)
Replace, March 28, 2019 (10:52 AM ET): Though the information beneath is a few Sony manufacturing plant shutting down, we discovered another, associated information concerning the Japanese electronics large. In keeping with WCCF Tech, Sony is merging …
Reportedly, Sony cell misplaced $1 billion in 2018.
This additionally isn’t the primary time Sony has carried out a large job reduce to its cell division. In 2009, Sony reduce 1,000 jobs from cell after which reduce one other 2,000 in 2015. Each cuts have been on account of gradual gross sales of cell phones.
We reached out to Sony asking about this rumor however didn’t hear again earlier than press time.
Sony’s most up-to-date smartphone is the $1,000 Sony Xperia 1.
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