HTC's smartphone chief and ex-CFO, Chialin Chang, resigns


HTC said it is a personal career move, while media reports indicate Chang intends to launch an AI startup in the future.

Even though HTC has been trying hard to maintain a positive outlook on its clearly dying smartphone business after trading talent for cash with Google, the Taiwanese company's executive exodus continues as revenues are down again.

HTC said Chang's resignation is not expected to impact the company's operations since the smartphone brand recently completed an internal business restructuring by appointing five managing directors to supervise its smartphone and artificial virtual operations in Taiwan, the Americas, Europe, North Asia and China.

As noted by HTC Investors, the company's President of Smartphones and Connected devices, Chang Chialin, has resigned. HTC reported that Chang has immediately resigned due to "personal career plan reasons".

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It's been a rough few years for HTC.

His position seemed useless as HTC sold nearly all of its smartphone design and engineering team to Google.

Chang joined HTC as its Chief Financial Officer in 2012 before becoming the smartphone and connected devices president in 2016. However, it remains to be seen how active HTC will be in that sector, now that its talented mobile team is over at Google. 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.