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High Tech Computer

(TSEC: 2498)

Taiwan

Can anything stop HTC? The world's leading producer of smart phones operating on Windows software has been the unquestioned star of Taiwan's tech world. Rivals like Motorola are offering some competition, but HTC's early lead and close ties with Microsoft have helped the company stay far ahead of the pack. One potential problem for the company: It has just acquired control of Dopod, a local company with ties to HTC's chairwoman, Cher Wang, that sells HTC-made phones and PDAs under its own brand name. HTC has thrived by staying out of the brand name business. Will customers feel comfortable with HTC now a competitor as well as a supplier?

Company Info

2005 Rank

11

Sales*
($ Millions)

2,242.5

Sales Growth
(over prev. year)

102 %

Profits*
($ Millions)

367.5

Return on Equity

51.3 %

Total Return on Sales (12-mo.)

313.8

Share Price
As of 5/31/06

29.69

CURRENT
MARKET INFO

TSEC: 2498

No. of Employees

Industry Computers & Peripherals
COMPANY WEB SITE >
*Trailing 12 months
Stock price data as of 5/31/06
DATA: Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

High Tech Computer engages in the design and manufacture of mobile computing and communication solutions for original equipment manufacturer and original design manufacturer customers worldwide. The company's products include smartphone, personal digital assistant phone, personal digital assistant compact, and smart music phone. Its customers comprise wireless carriers and personal computer makers. The company has strategic relationships with software and hardware component suppliers, such as Microsoft, Intel, Texas Instruments, QUALCOMM, Sony, and Citizen. High Tech Computer was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Taoyuan, Taiwan.


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Peter Chou

Peter Chou

President

Peter Chou serves as the chief executive officer of High Tech Computer.



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