HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang has resigned



Not long after letting go of its Pixel team in exchange for some much needed cash from Google, HTC is now also losing its smartphone lead. Chialin Chang, who joined the company as CFO back in April 2012, has immediately resigned as the President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business due to “personal career plan,” according to HTC. There’s no word on who will take over this role, which basically means more work for Chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang until she finds a replacement, if any.

HTC provided the following statement to Engadget: “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 endeavors.”

Chang’s departure shouldn’t come as a surprise, despite the questionable timing right before the Chinese New Year holidays. Just last year, HTC saw its lowest-ever December revenue in the past 13 years, and its stock price has remained disappointing. Perhaps this is the shakeup that HTC’s smartphone’s business needs, but until the company can confirm who will replace Chang, the future remains uncertain.