By: Chiang Ming-yen, Jeffrey Wu and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) 2018 could be a decisive year in the ambition of Taiwanese smartphone and virtual reality (VR) device maker HTC Corp. to be the top business in the global VR, augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) sector, now that its financial difficulties have received a boost from a deal with U.S. tech giant Google Inc.
In a letter to company employees published Wednesday, HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) said the company started its new chapter that day after its cooperation deal with Google, signed in September 2017, took effect a day earlier.
The deal “lets HTC gain strength in pursuing growth in the new technology arena, helping it to create a bright future,” Wang wrote in the letter. [FULL STORY]