Peter Chou steps down as HTC CEO, Chairwoman Cher Wang to take over
HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has replaced Peter Chou as CEO of the company. Chou will remain at HTC but will lead the company's Future Development Lab.
Chou has overseen both the good and the bad time at HTC, having been at the Taiwanese manufacturer since its founding. Not only was the former CEO leading the company through the purchase and subsequent sale of Beats Electronics, but was also considered partially responsible for HTC lacking a solution to counter the threat from the likes of Xiaomi and Samsung.
While HTC has been making strides on its road to recovery, there have been several high-profile exits over the course of the year. Little is known about what Chou will be managing at the Future Development Lab, with HTC only stating that he will be "instrumental in identifying future growth opportunities for the Company."
In an official statement, Cher Wang said that she was looking forward to new opportunities in her role as CEO:
Source: HTC (opens in new tab)
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Incorrect, Windows Phone 8.1 changed the physical camera and the capacitive button requirement. Windows Phone 8.1.1 added the ability for HTC's Dot View to work and for support for Snapdragon 801 processors.
Prior to those changes, the One M8 for Windows could not have happened. While you may be right in that Microsoft reduced the royalties for them (althought you're probably wrong), you're incorrect in stating that hardware requirements haven't changed in 1 1/2 years.
It can be done since MS is holding so many patents. That must be done outside USA!!!
EUROPE or other markets where WP is relatively popular (10% ish) have to be the starting point.
It would take a huge compromise between both sides to do that & I'm not sure they are willing to take such a risk ... Plus, people around here won't take it lightly if Microsoft postponed W10 release...
Kinda sad to hear about Peter stepping down though (he has been the CEO since the get go), but at least he is staying in the firm & they didn't bring an outsider to run HTC. Much respect to both Cher & Peter. Good luck to all of em ... Looking forward to see what they come up with next year.
I give her 10 months