HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang quits

HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang quits
HTC executive Chialin Chang, who first joined the company back in 2012 as CFO, has resigned. This comes just days after the manufacturer reported a 27% year-over-year decline in January revenues. The company has reported ten consecutive losing quarters. According to a brief release posted online by HTC, Chang is leaving as its President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business.

As for the reason behind Chang's decision to resign, the release says he is leaving due to "personal career path." His resignation is effective starting today, February 14th. HTC has seen its stock price continue to fall from a high of 1,300 NT ($44.56 USD) on April 29th, 2011 to its current price of 59.90 NT ($2.03 USD). Last month, HTC closed on its transaction with Google, which means that the company received $1.1 billion from the search giant in return for its Pixel division, and a non-exclusive license allowing Google to use some of HTC's patents.

Chang leaves months after HTC released its well-received 2017 flagship, the HTC U11. An HTC handset said to be the HTC U12 (aka Imagine) was recently photographed at a 5G event run by a local carrier in Taiwan. We expect the device to carry a 6-inch display, and come with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

So far, HTC has not named a successor to Chang. Hopefully, the company will find someone who can help HTC revisit its glory days when it was one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world.

source: HTC



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Front speakers and jack please..

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

although I don't use the volume on my m9 when I'm out in public. The front facing design is much better and more pleasing to the eyes than another generic black front

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

So, the president is leaving because of quote/unquote: "personal career path", eh? I suppose he KNOW that The HTC is going to sink soon! The guy ought to watch Titanic. Especially the scene where the captain locks himself in the control room and goes down with the ship! If not, then he ought to see Pirates of the Caribbean where Jack Sparrow gets angry for the first time in the film series and almost kills Barbossa for not going down with the Black Perl! People have no regard for dignity, honor and respect these days... Sad!

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You are talking about captains in a movie, not real captains and can't compare them to an employee. No matter how high the position, in the end it's just work. And do you mean people have no dignity, honor & respect. Or no regards for them?

5. foreverNOOB

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Fact: The captain of Titanic (in real life) did sank and died with the ship.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

In case of that captain, yes but he didn't lock himself in the control room to go down with the ship. He died saving passengers (although there are rumours he shot himself). Normally captains are the last one to leave the ship. But they are the last one on the ship because the safety of the people on board come first, not because a captain has to go down with the ship. You can't compare this to abandoning a company that goes down because lives aren't at risk. Just jobs. Nothing to do with a lack of dignity, honour and respect.

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"Not because a captain has to go down with the ship." It used to be the tradition, laddie. And was considered an honorable death! In any case; lets not drift away from the topic, shall we? G'Day!

3. foreverNOOB

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

HTC keep doing mistake after mistake...just like LG but LG have another branches to support company's overall income. It's sad to see HTC in situations like this.

6. SyCo87

Posts: 326; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

They need new blood. I remember they were untouchable, oh how the mighty have fallen.

7. ijuanp03

Posts: 659; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The only thing that could save HTC is to sell their phones at a lower price AND a good marketing team. I pity HTC but partly their fault.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Well this is unfortunate. I hope they become a part of google company to remain in the business.

9. Cat97

Posts: 1978; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Too late, he already sunk the ship.

11. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

I hope the new one make the company get some revenue and stop it from losing money

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Bring back Peter Chou. Simple as that but this time replace the entire marketing,financial team

16. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

How are you going to fix a shrunking ship? Can't do within, you need a bigger ship.

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

they could end up becoming like blackberry. Still alive but doing so so. Once they find the right opportunity they may go back again. Apple and samung can't dominate forever. They're loosing both to huawei and xiaomi in terms of high end and midrange offerings. What htc needs to do is to restrategize their whole product line up all over, improve availability and after sales service and adjust their pricing. Naturally people are now choosing xiaomi over samsung in india because people hear that it's good value for money. Not overpriced, nice specifications and great build quality

15. Fred3

Posts: 583; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Google seen this coming a mile away

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