Toshiba will sell off its TV business, can its PC notebook business and streamline itself by concentrating on making semiconductors and working on nuclear energy.
Toshiba found itself in a $1.3 billion accounting mess and the new management has been forced to make drastic changes.
Toshiba has been in notebook PCs since the very beginning but while it used to be one of the top notebook manufacturers, that position has dwindled over the years.
Earlier this year an independent committee concluded that Toshiba was dysfunctional and treated its employees badly.
The job cuts will be implemented in stages.