HTC Corporation (TSE: 2498, formerly High Tech Computer Corporation changed its name in June 2008) - British-Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. The company initially produced mainly smartphones based on Windows Mobile mobile operating system from Microsoft, but in 2009 began to produce most of the devices on the Android platform, and from 2010 and on Windows Phone platform.
HTC Corporation was founded in 1997. Cher Wang, HT Cho and Peter Chou. Initially the company was engaged in the development direction laptop and handheld personal computers, subsequently became a priority to actively growing market for smartphones.
Currently, HTC is a partner of Microsoft and Google to develop mobile devices and a major producer of smartphones and communicators based on Android and Windows Phone operating systems. In 2006 the company launched the world's first 3G-smartphone based on Windows Mobile, which was the name of the HTC MTeoR.
In April 2011, HTC market capitalization has bypassed Nokia (HTC valued at 33.8 billion dollars, and the Finnish company - 33.6 billion dollars.
In August 2011, HTC for $ 309 million bought a controlling stake (51%) Beats Electronics, founded by rapper Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovina. In 2012, HTC has sold 25% stake in audio company Beats Electronics owners of the audio company, the transaction price was not disclosed.
February 19, 2013 released a new flagship of its line of smartphones One - HTC One, which received positive feedback from many critics and users.