Today, Cher Wang, formerly chairwoman of HTC will replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC.

This move may seem unprecedented, but in practice it seems that Cher has increased responsibilities in terms of running HTC from day to day as Peter became more focused on product development and R&D. Given the change in focus in HTC from smartphones to connected devices, it seems that this has become one of the organizational changes that was deemed necessary to expand into new segments of the industry. In the near term, it seems that it's unlikely that anything will be noticeably different, but in the near future we may see a distinct shift in how HTC works.

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  • jjj - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    Peter Chou is just out , that's a position that he'll leave soon.It's at least 1-2 years late but maybe it's not too late. Reply
  • hojnikb - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    Hopefully HTC will now get its shit together and kill off numerous low and midrange devices, that make absolutly no sense while being priced poorly. Reply
  • Flunk - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    "connected devices" is a segment that has failed to excite anyone for years. I hope HTC doesn't throw themselves under a bus, they actually make quite good phones. Reply
  • Murloc - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    yeah you hear lots of talk but there isn't much to be sold en-masse. Reply
  • Hrel - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    I think HTC has been firing on all cylinders for about 2 years now, I hope this doesn't mean that trend is going to change. Reply
  • melgross - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    Charging in the wrk g direction. Let's face it, their sales are way down, they've been losing money, and the brand is damaged. Reply
  • melgross - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    That is: wrong direction. Reply
  • jameskatt - Sunday, March 22, 2015 - link

    Hopefully HTC can Wang Chung with the new CEO.
    Otherwise, it is simply slammed from above and below by its Android competitors.
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  • Gunbuster - Monday, March 23, 2015 - link

    Silly HTC, only Apple can get away with incrementing the product name and releasing the same device again. M9 with a broken Snapdragon 810 and worse screen is a fail. Reply
  • Gunbuster - Monday, March 23, 2015 - link

    Also I wonder how badly they got soaked on the Re Camera periscope camera thingy. Reply

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