HTC's smartphone president, Chialin Chang, resigns

14 February, 2018, 19:27 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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HTC hasn't given a lot of details about what led to his position being terminated, the official press release only mentions that Chang has made a decision to move on from the company because of his "personal career plan". He has previously served HTC as the company's chief financial officer.

So far, HTC has not named a successor to Chang. However, after Google acquired HTC's smartphone design and engineering teams, his position was somewhat redundant. While Chan was rather evasive regarding his career plans once he leaves HTC, some reports indicate that the executive aims to launch an AI start-up sometime this year.

As for the smartphone market of HTC, it has not completely ended its business.

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There's no word yet on who will replace Chang at HTC, so his position's duties will likely fall on CEO Cher Wang's shoulders - not an easy feat.

KitGuru Says: HTC's smartphone sales have been dwindling for years and now with most of the company's smartphone team gone, it wouldn't be surprising to see them drop out of the phone business.

A few months ago, Google announced that it would be acquiring a chunk of HTC's smartphone business for $1.1 billion. Some sources revealed that HTC won't be launching its new smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. The company lost significant ground to rivals in recent years, however, and despite its efforts to catch up and get back on top, it's still struggling to return to its glory days.

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