Tough Year In Tech: 10 Crushing 2012 Layoffs


Sony

It's been tough times at Sony, which in April said it would slash about 6 percent of its global workforce -- about 10,000 employees -- behind an effort called "One Sony," to refocus the company around its digital imaging, gaming and mobile businesses. Kazuo Hirai (left), who became Sony's CEO earlier that month, said Sony will take a roughly $926 million restructuring charge in its fiscal 2012 as a result.