Founded in 1997, HTC Corp originally made notebook computers, but entered the smartphone market, and at one point in 2011 it was the largest smartphone seller in the US, holding 24 per cent, compared to Samsung’s 21 per cent and Apple (20 per cent), but its market share has subsequently fallen sharply.

Apple ordered to tell Samsung details of HTC deal

A customer holds up an apple as he purchases Apple's new 7-inch sized "iPad mini" tablet at an Apple store in Tokyo on November 2, 2012. Photo: AFP

A US judge has ordered Apple to disclose to rival Samsung Electronics details of a legal settlement the iPhone maker reached with Taiwan’s HTC, including terms of a 10-year patents licensing agreement.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 3:18pm

Apple and HTC end patent lawsuits after reaching global settlement

The deal is positive for HTC, which has seen poor sales. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC yesterday said it has reached a global settlement with technology giant Apple, bringing an end to all outstanding litigation between the two companies.

The deal includes a 10-year licensing agreement over patents, HTC said in a statement.

12 Nov 2012 - 4:27am

Briefs, October 30, 2012

Revenue at Haitong Securities dropped just 1 per cent to 6.89 billion yuan.

Apple Store to open in Shenzhen on weekend

30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am

Stellar Galaxy sales lift Samsung to new profit heights

A Samsung employee prepares a showroom display in Seoul. Strong sales of Galaxy phones helped the company's third-quarter net profit nearly double. Photo: AP

Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of televisions and mobile phones, reported a record third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as surging sales of Galaxy smartphones widened the lead over Apple's iPhone.

8 May 2015 - 12:49pm

Taiwan minister draws ire on iPhone posting on Facebook

The new 8S phone from HTC, which has a big role in Taiwan's high-tech economy. Photo: AFP

Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 or HTC One? That’s a tough question for Taiwan’s cabinet ministers.

Senior Taiwanese officials have been under scrutiny for the smartphones they use – specifically whether they support Taiwan’s HTC, which has a big role the island’s high-tech economy.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

HTC unveils two Windows phones in challenge to Nokia

HTC's Jason Mackenzie introduces the new HTC 8S and HTC 8X smartphones in New York on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

HTC unveiled on Wednesday two smartphone models running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 software and said the devices would be available in November through multiple wireless service providers around the world.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Samsung Electronics shares tumble as investors weigh up impact of Apple verdict

Investors punished Samsung shares after its loss last week in court to Apple. Photo: AFP

Samsung Electronics shares tumbled more than 7 per cent on Monday, wiping US$12 billion off the South Korean giant’s market value, as Apple's sweeping legal victory in their US patent battle raised concerns about its smartphone business - its biggest cash cow.

27 Aug 2012 - 2:27pm

HTC Velocity 4G

Every new generation of mobile phones brings new features and capabilities, but when it comes to 4G, this week's gadget is truly a major leap forward.

For starters, HTC's new Velocity 4G model connects to the internet at a speed of up to 100Mbps because it uses a 4G technology called LTE. That's more than three times the speed you get with 3G and HSPA services.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK's answer to Steve Jobs takes the stage, while guests display prize-catching talent

HTC chief executive Peter Chou emulated Steve Jobs with his lone-man-on-stage speech at the smartphone maker's first Hong Kong brand party at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HTC Touch Dual and Touch Cruise

Despite its sexy user interface, HTC's original Touch PDA phone didn't set the mobile phone world alight.

The problem was that, in designing the Touch, HTC somehow forgot to put in any 'next generation' features, such as fast data downloads via 3G, or a processor fast enough to run beyond the Windows Mobile operating system.

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Small Taipei firm in unique alliance with software giant

HTC is working closely with Microsoft to produce the most advanced Windows-based smartphone

Located on the outskirts of Taipei in a 12-storey, concrete-steel-and-glass building is one of the island's hottest manufacturing companies - High Tech Computer (HTC).

9 May 2006 - 12:00am