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Portrait de Peter Chou
Place of birth : Taiwan
Country of residence : United States

Biography of Peter Chou 
Born in 1953 in Taiwan, Peter Chou (“flower” in his native language) studied engineering at National Taiwan Ocean University. In 1997 he founded HTC. Initially his core business is personal computers and notebooks, but very fast in 1998, the company decided to surf the wave of mobile phones.

HTC has to his credit many notable innovations, including the first smart-phone equipped with Microsoft software (2002) and the first 3G smart-phone, also supported on the OS of the firm from Richmond.

In 2008, the company of Peter Chou is the first to use the Google’s system Android on mobile phone. In March 2010, the Steve Jobs’ group, Apple, arraigned HTC for violation of its patents. Peter Chou did the same thing, concerning five patents.

In June 2010, Peter Chou launches in the U.S. the first 4G phone, the HTC Evo 4G. A month later, HTC announces the commercialization under its own brand of smart-hones in China, in partnership with China Mobile.

According to Gartner, HTC is the seventh phone’s sales in the world, but especially the first in the United States. With a market share of 24% in Q3 2011, precedes Samsung (21%), Apple (20%) and Blackberry (9%). The growth is spectacular: HTC sold 25 million smart-phones in 2010, and nearly 10 million during the first quarter of 2011 alone. In 2011, the capitalization of HTC has jumped 163% to $ 3.6 billion.

The next challenge for Peter Chou is to offer to a large public a diversified range of products, and to make more intuitive and richer the interface. This aim was obtained with HTC sense.

Particularly proud of his success (he is often presented as the successor to Steve Jobs), Peter Chou wants his experience to be an example for companies in his country.
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"We think HTC's product competitiveness will improve on the back of thinner form factor, larger battery, better display and faster processors ... Overall, we expect HTC's sales and earnings to display sequential growth in the coming quarters."

"The best moments in life are captured with a photo or remembered by a song, so it was key for the HTC One series to improve these emotional experiences with an amazing camera and authentic sound experience."

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