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Japan's top electronics groups have big plans for restructuringNEC
-- Eliminate 4,000 chip-related jobs, 2,500 of them in Japan, with more reductions to follow
-- Pull out of the memory-chip market by 2004
-- Revamp PC and display divisions while stepping up investment in broadband and mobile networkingTOSHIBA
-- Reduce workforce by 10%, or 18,800 jobs, 17,000 of them in Japan, by March, 2004
-- Cut procurement costs by 20% and reduce by half the number of suppliers from the current 6,750
-- Spin off its money-losing memory-chip operationsFUJITSU
-- Slash 16,400 jobs, 5,000 of them in Japan, by March, 2002
-- Merge 12 domestic chip-fabrication lines into 9, and consolidate assembly and component plants in Japan
-- Scale down hardware operations and focus on software and services