Latest
Recommended
Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

HTC's smartphone head steps down following on from Google acquisition

HTC's smartphone head steps down following on from Google acquisition

Further, the reason for the resignation is mentioned as a "personal career plan".

The move arrives soon after HTC posted its worst revenues for 13 years.

HTC's President for the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business Chialin Chang has resigned from his position.

Local media reports said that after leaving HTC, Chang plans to set up a company eyeing the opportunities from the artificial intelliegence (AI) market. As The Verge points out, Chang was also one of the last remaining high-level executive not to already departed the company.

The company added it was grateful to Chang for his contribution to HTC over the past six years and hoped he would forge an even more successful career in the future. HTC sold a large portion of its smartphone engineering and design team to Google in a $1.1 billion deal. However, it remains to be seen how active HTC will be in that sector, now that its talented mobile team is over at Google. Chang joined the Taiwanese smartphone company in 2012 and served the board as its Chief Financial Officer and Head of Global Sales before leading the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business division.

Although the company is facing troubles for quite a while, yet it seems like the company will be launching its promised flagship of 2018, apparently HTC U12, in coming months. Over the past couple of years, he's been at the helm of HTC's switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants.

Like this: