HTC’s smartphone and connected devices president and former CFO, Chialin Chang, has resigned. The move, spotted earlier by Engadget, was announced today and is effective immediately. Read More
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HTC‘s Valentine’s Day isn’t going very sweetly, as the company has announced that one of its top executives is resigning.
Chialin Chang, HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices, has resigned effective immediately. The reason for Chang’s departure is simply listed as “personal career plan.”
There’s no replacement for Chang right now, so it looks like HTC CEO and President Cher Wang may have some more work to do in the near future.
The smartphone market hasn’t really been going HTC’s way in recent years. While the company has released some solid smartphones, it hasn’t been able to regain its former glory. HTC did recently sell some of its top smartphone talent to Google for $ 1.1 billion, giving HTC a nice infusion of cash, but it’ll be interesting to see what the remainder of 2018 holds for HTC.
After six years at HTC, Chialin Chang – current President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business has resigned, citing a “personal career plan”. Rumor has it he plans to start an AI company. What’s troubling is that HTC CEO Cher Wang hasn’t named a successor for Chang and that he has left the company on the eve of the HTC U12’s launch. The resignation also comes under a month after HTC sold off the Pixel design team to Google. HTC has been struggling to make a buck from its phones, finalizing its 10 consecutive losing quarter. We hope HTC manages to turn things around, but…