Chialin Chang, the President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, has resigned from his post due to personal career plan as reported in the official HTC investor’s website.
Reports suggest that he has planned to launch an AI Startup later this year. Moreover, Chang joined as its Chief Financial Officer in 2012 before becoming the smartphone president in 2016.
Google recently acquired 2,000 members of its R&D staffs and access to some of its patent in a $1.1 billion deal. This has made HTC to fall on hard times recently.
HTC 2017 revenues were the lowest they would been in over 13 years and even last week, the company reported a year-on-year revenue decline of 27% from January 2016 to 2017.
With this increasing lose of revenue, HTC career and position in smartphone arena remains on shaky ground.