Sony Corp's new CEO, Kazuo Hirai, on Wednesday defended retaining his predecessor, Howard Stringer, as chairman of the board and promised his turnaround strategy will save Japan's troubled consumer electronics giant.
Sony Corp said it is to cut around 10,000 jobs - 6% of its global workforce - as new CEO Kazuo Hirai moves to reduce costs and staunch huge losses at the Japanese electronics giant.
"It depends on what the board says and all the rest of it, but no, I am fighting," says Chief Executive Howard Stringer
Sony Corp said it would promote Kazuo Hirai as the head of the company's biggest division, as part of a realignment that signals he could be a potential successor to chief executive Howard Stringer.
Sony Corp aims to slide in behind Apple Inc as the world's second-largest maker of tablet devices by 2012, a senior executive said on Thursday, adding that a PlayStation phone was also a potential opportunity.