HTC reboots U.S. operations with 'emerging devices' focus

The Taiwanese phone manufacturer has reportedly launched a division to focus on new HTC products and global distribution, and is reshuffling management positions its U.S. operations.

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HTC is reorganizing its American operations with a new division focusing on future device innovation and distribution, as well as a reshuffle in management positions.

Citing an internal HTC e-mail, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Monday reported that the Taiwanese handset maker formed a new division, called "Emerging Devices," to focus on new products and global distribution strategies.

The company's current president of North America, Mike Woodward, will head the new unit, while Jason McKenzie, president of global sales will take over as head of HTC USA, reporting directly to CEO Peter Chou.

Read moreof "HTC reorganizes US ops, forms new 'device' unit" at ZDNet.

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