HTC Lays off 22%
HTC is laying off 1,500 employees (out of 6,450 worldwide) from its manufacturing division in Taiwan. This comes after the company transferred 2,000 employees to Google in a deal earlier this year, and laid off 2,300 employees in 2015. The company has been struggling to find profitability, and has been losing market share in the mobile space for years.
HTC 10 Re-Focuses On the Camera and BoomSound
Apr 12, 2016
HTC today announced the 10, its flagship handset for 2016. This Android phone carries forward an aluminum design, for which HTC has become known, and makes big improvements to the camera, software, and other core features.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Motorola Updates Affordable Lineup for 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Motorola today announced four new affordable Android phones coming to the U.S. market before mid-year.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
Feb 16, 2017
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
Qualcomm Settles with Taiwan Over Patent Licensing Practices
Aug 10, 2018
Qualcomm has reached an agreement with Taiwan to close an investigation concerning its patent licensing practices. Qualcomm will pay a fine of $93 million, and has promised to invest some $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years.