HTC may team up with telecom operators or chipmakers for future growth, say sources
Jun 05, 2006
High Tech Computer (HTC) may announce plans to team up with either foreign telecom operators or handset chip suppliers, according to market sources. Details of HTC's plans are to be revealed at a company press conference to be held at the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on June 2, according to HTC.
NTT DoCoMo, Softbank, Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm have been pointed out as potential partners for HTC, market sources noted. However, a tie-up with Microsoft is considered as the most probable since HTC is the most important partner for Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform, the sources added.
A June 2 report of the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) said that Japan-based Softbank is likely to acquire a certain stake in HTC and consequently will hold a seat on HTC's board of directors.