HTC has been in troubled waters for a while now, and last year decided to sell its smartphone design division to Google in a $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) deal. Now, the company has reportedly laid off its U.S. staff, and merged the smartphone and virtual reality divisions as part of a streamlining exercise. This move comes soon after HTC’s head of smartphone unit, Chialin Chang, resigned from the company.
According to a report by Digital Trends, HTC has fired “large portion of its U.S. team, leaving only employees for HTC Global in the U.S. office.” The number of employees who received the pink slip is still unclear, and is said to range from a few dozens to close to 100.
This article was sourced from Gadgets360