HTC’s former CFO and president of smartphones and connected devices, Chialin Chang resigns from the company. The has now been officially confirmed.
Chang was one of the major pillars of the company; he started with HTC as the CFO in the year 2012 moving there from Goldman Sachs. Chang was also known as the man who was leading HTC’s global sales business before he turned out as the president of smartphones and connected devices in 2016.
A note from HTC’s investor details that Chialin Chang is leaving the company for “personal career plan” reasons. A local press in Taiwan suggests that Chang is in a plan to set up his own AI setup.
As of now there is no replacement has been made for the position and even the company didn’t speak anything about hiring a new smartphone chief. Tech news brand Tech Crunch says that a spokesperson from HTC pointed that “We can confirm Chialin Chang has resigned from his position as President of the Smartphone and Connected Devices Business at HTC. We thank him for his dedication to the Company for the last six years and wish him well in his future endeavours.”
It can be considered as a down for the company when the size of the engineering company has declined, and now the smartphone president has also left the company. Now the company again needs a team of trained and efficient engineers along with a smartphone president to lift up the scale in front of other competitors.
The current profit graph of the company projects that the company needs to boost up the working on its smartphone industry. For last few years HTC has also been focusing on its VR business, the company is trying hard to settle a valued place in the sector of VR. Back in September, the company committed officially to be working in both smartphone and VR industry. As the company has now been taken over by Google so it is also easy to predict that the engineers behind Pixel could be working for the enhancement of HTC smartphones.