HTC ANNOUNCES BUSINESS REALIGNMENT
Business realignment to drive sustainable growth and profitability through focused organization restructure and aggressive execution and efficiency measures
Taipei, Taiwan – August 13, 2015 – HTC Corporation today announced a program of business realignment that positions the Company for significant profitable growth with a leaner and more agile operating model.
The program includes the establishment of new business units, to create greater focus and profitable growth in our key areas of premium smartphones, virtual reality, and connected lifestyle products.
This realignment will also involve a streamlining of operations to result in an expected reduction in operating expenditure of 35%; this includes an expected 15% in headcount.
“HTC is an inspirational company driven by innovative people, with a unique blend of expertise in hardware and software integration, advanced technology and world-class design. Now, as we diversify beyond smartphones, we need a flexible and dynamic organization to ensure we can take advantage of all of the exciting opportunities in the connected lifestyle space,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “This strategic realignment of our business will ensure that each product group has the right focus, the right resources and the right expertise to win new markets.”
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and HTC Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). www.htc.com.
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